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Quacking Froglet

The Quacking Froglet is aptly named for its duck like call! 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: Crinia georgiana

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss

Will they visit?: Quacking Froglets 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, and rock crevices

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

Water: Large frog ponds

ReWild Benefit: Pest control and an environmental indicator

ReWild Benefits

Quacking Froglets sound very similar to a quacking duck. They are very talkative and will respond to respond to human ‘quacks’ by quacking back, often fierce rapidity. Frogs and their tadpoles are sensitive critters. Our native frogs are environmental indicators. If you hear or see many frogs in an urban area, it means the local environment is healthy with good ecological function. 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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