Eastern American Toads: mating season

The following YouTube video features several examples of the mating call of a male Eastern American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus) spotted at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. The video clips were recorded on a very windy day. Apple iMovie was used to edit the video: image stabilization was applied to all of the raw video clips; the audio waveforms were adjusted to decrease the wind noise and amplify the mating calls.

A mating pair of Eastern American Toads was spotted a few feet away from the male toad shown in the preceding video.

American Toads (mating pair) American Toads (mating pair)

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