spring peeper


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spring peeper

n.
A small brownish tree frog (Pseudacris crucifer syn. Hyla crucifer) of eastern North America that makes a shrill, high-pitched call in early spring.

spring′ peep′er


n.
a tree frog, Hyla crucifer, having an X-shaped mark on the back and a shrill call commonly heard near ponds and swamps of E North America in the early spring.
[1905–10, Amer.]
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Noun1.spring peeper - a small brown tree toad having a shrill call heard near wetlands of eastern United States and Canada in early springspring peeper - a small brown tree toad having a shrill call heard near wetlands of eastern United States and Canada in early spring
tree frog, tree toad, tree-frog - arboreal amphibians usually having adhesive disks at the tip of each toe; of southeast Asia and Australia and America
genus Hyla, Hyla - the type genus of the Hylidae; tree toads
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The forest was partially flooded with ponds containing very large numbers of spring peeper (P.
Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)--Spring Peepers were recorded once within the cave interior (7 October 2007) and once in the entrance (7 October 2011).
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The Spring Peeper that occurs in Michigan today is the subspecies Pseudacris crucifer crucifer (Northern Spring Peeper) [Harding and Holman 1992].
Outfitted with backpacks, field guides, binoculars and hand tools, conservation volunteers are counting birds for breeding atlases, joining trail-blazing expeditions, surveying loons and butterflies, deciphering the song of the spring peeper from that of the Western chorus frog, and monitoring the freeze and thaw dates of lakes.
Among the other vernal pond breeders are the thimble-sized cricket frog, the 2-inch-long wood frog and the spring peeper.
The tendency for spring peeper larvae to be distributed in more permanent and/or more predator rich environments than chorus frogs has also been reported in North Carolina (Alexander 1965), Indiana (Whitaker 1971), and northern Michigan (Smith 1983).
the little frog paused, "I am a spring peeper, so they call me .
Spring peeper metamorphs emigrated from late-May through July.
They will continue to spawn throughout the late winter and will soon be joined by other species including the ubiquitous spring peeper.
The second most common species at IIA was the spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer, ISUVC #4021).