|While salamanders try to remain hidden, frogs and toads tend to stay more in the open and are easier to find. Although they are often camouflaged, they are also easier to observe because they usually remain calm when approached by a person, rather than panicking, attacking, or fleeing, which are much more common behaviors among vertebrates.||
A Pacific tree frog navigating a tricky terra-cotta pot. Photo by Maya Walters.
|Frogs and toads are well known for their often loud vocalizations. Each species has a distinct call, and during their mating season, many will often be calling simultaneously. The distinct calls help males and females of the same species find each other. Some calls are used as territorial signals, but most are used only for attracting a mate.|
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