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21 Nov 2023
Have you heard a distinctive "bonk" call (likened to a banjo string being plucked) in the vicinity?
If so, this banjo-like "bonk" call is particularly characteristic of the subspecies Limnodynastes d. dumerilii, which is the subspecies most likely to be found in this area.
This subspecies is visually distinguished from the other subspecies of Limnodynastes dumerilii by more orange present on the flanks and an orange, raised stripe present from the eye to the shoulder. It's a bit hard to see it on this specimen, which is covered in dirt but it's probably best to leave it unwashed as you did, unless you happen to have rain water or pond water on hand.
These frogs are commonly known as the Pobblebonk or Eastern Banjo Frog and look similar to the Southern Burrowing or Owl Frog (Heleioporus australiacus), which is found a fair bit further east of here (~Bathurst eastwards), but they have a bit of an owl-like call. The common names of these frogs are quite useful, as they describe the characteristic calls that help distinguish these species.

Limnodynastes dumerilii
Jenjen wrote:
6 Nov 2023
Cutie Patooutie

Phascolarctos cinereus
Paul4K wrote:
21 Oct 2023
~25mm long and ~15mm wide, unfortunately not in my possession but could probably get the finder to get more accurate dimensions.

Vanellus miles
Liam.m wrote:
21 Oct 2023
@Paul4K could you give some idea of scale?

Vanellus miles
Tapirlord wrote:
18 Oct 2023
Pretty sure this isn’t a local native?

Cereus uruguayanus

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