Frog Species Recorded at
Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge
Tropical North Queensland has a very diverse frog fauna with 27 species endemic to the Wet Tropics rainforest. Some of the frogs occuring over 500m have declined dramatically since the late 1980's, in particular stream dwelling frogs. Some of these have been recorded on the nearby Mt. Lewis. Many other species occur in the region and are not confined to the rainforest.
Two frog species occuring within the Lodge grounds have recently been split into three seperate species each. The Northern-barred Frog has been split and the one which occurs at the Lodge is now Giant Northern Barred Frog, the other species that was split off is the Carbine Barred Frog which is found on Mt. Lewis. Likewise the Lesueur's Frog split has resulted in the one found in the Lodge grounds now called Northern Stony Creek Frog.
Northern Nursery Frog (Ornate Frog)
Names are taken from "Field Gude to the Frogs of Queensland"
(2012). Eric Vanderduys (Available from our shop).