University of Salford - Frog's legs' rare narrative

April 1, 2010

Video footage of the rare sight of a Bornean rock skipper frog communicating by waving its legs has been released by the University of Salford. The frog waves because the din from fast-running streams makes it impossible to communicate through calls. The activity was observed during a postgraduate tropical ecology field course in North Borneo. Robert Jehle, lecturer in wildlife and organismal behaviour at Salford's School of Environment and Life Sciences, said the "exceptionally rare phenomenon" serves as "a good example of what we lose through the cutting-down of rainforests".

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