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Motorbike Frog

The Motorbike Frog is by far the most commonly encountered frog in Perth. If you hear or see Kyooya in an urban area, it means the local environment is doing well.

Frogs Dampland Frog Habitat Frog Ponds Wetland

Noongar Name: Kyooya (Frog)

Scientific Name: Litoria moorei

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss and predation by cats and foxes

Will they visit?: Motorbike Frogs will visit home gardens and reside in large frog ponds

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread through out the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Damplands, leaf litter, logs, rock crevices, and frog hotels

Diet: Invertebrates and small animals (e.g. other frogs)

Water: Large frog ponds

ReWild Benefit: Pest control and an environmental indicator

ReWild Benefits

Their calls are distinctive and sound similar to a motorbike changing gears. Frogs and their tadpoles are sensitive critters. Our native frogs are environmental indicators. Evidence of frogs in an urban area means the local environment has good ecological function. Frogs are critical for the environment as they help to control many pest species and provide food for other animals such as birds. If you have frogs in the garden you can record their call via Frog ID to help scientists monitor their population.


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