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  • Writer's pictureKevin Esser

Finally Fire-bellied Toads

This April I was able to fulfill a long-held wish: To observe Fire-bellied Toads (Bombina bombina) in the wild for the very first time.


The distribution of the Fire-bellied Toad ends unfortunately in a pretty large distance to my home. So a weekend trip was necessary to look for these beautiful toads. During the mating season, if you are in the right place and the ponds are not dried up, one has good chances to observe the toads in large numbers and even when they are calling.


Fortunately, a local friend was able to confirm to me that there is enough water and we will probably be able to see toads. So we met and spent a day together in a great habitat where we observed and photographed many amphibians.


Habitat

Bombina bombina - Fire-bellied Toad
Bombina bombina - Fire-bellied Toad
Bombina bombina - Fire-bellied Toad

Bombina bombina - Fire-bellied Toad

Bombina bombina - Fire-bellied Toad

Habitat

Bombina bombina - Fire-bellied Toad

In addition to the Fire-bellied Toads, we also managed to spot several European Tree Frogs (Hyla arborea). It was a very great and succesfull day!


I am super happy that I finally saw these great animals in the wild. Thank you so much for your help and this wonderful day in the field, Tomas! I am already looking forward to team up again.


Hyla arborea - European Tree Frogs
Hyla arborea - European Tree Frogs
Hyla arborea - European Tree Frogs

Hyla arborea - European Tree Frogs

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