Archive for 'Bufonidae'

Pantanal toad 01

After sunset a cacophony of frogs were calling and roaming the grounds of SouthWild Pantanal. This magnificent toad was right outside my room, and you’d better use your flashlight to ensure you don’t step on one of the slower species! Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂

Maldonada Redbelly Toad (Melanophryniscus moreirae)

The very last couple of kilometres of road to the plateau of Itatiaia National Park is blocked by the park entrance, and even though you can drive to the camping site by the small dam, it’s not worth it! You’ll miss all the magnificent flora and fauna along the dirt road. In the rainy season […]

Maldonada Redbelly Toad (Melanophryniscus moreirae)

The very last couple of kilometres of road to the plateau of Itatiaia National Park is blocked by the park entrance, and even though you can drive to the camping site by the small dam, it’s not worth it! You’ll miss all the magnificent flora and fauna along the dirt road. In the rainy season […]

Itatiaia toad

This is my first night at Hotel do Ype in Itatiaia National Park, and I’m exploring the wide variety of nocturnal activities here. This large toad was on the hunt for insects and was seemingly quite old, as it had learned to follow the light of the dining room. Here the myriads of moths and […]

Altiplano toad 01

Toads are much more drought tolerant than frogs, and can thus tolerate loss of water for much longer. Just a few days ago water was flowing here, and now I met many toads seemingly unable to know what to do or where to go. This one is full of mud, probably from the location it […]