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This morning from 2-5 I was constantly woken up by a chirping that came from my rack of PDF. It almost seemed like a call off between my imitators and another kind. So my ? for you guys is what type of frog has a call that sounds like a chirp, chirp? The types of frogs I have are as follows azureus (I know it’s not them), imitator (not them), almirante pumilio, fantasticus, vents, p. lamasi.
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Adam,

Most of those species you listed have calls that have been ofetn referred to as "chirping". The most audible of the species you listed is by far the pumilio. However, since you can hear the imitators calling, which is no easy feat- then I am hesitant to give you a definative answer. Are any of them juveniles or what you would consider too young to be calling. That might help in narrowing it down.

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If you know its not your imitator, but sounds like them I would think it would have to be your p. lamasi. Their call is like an imitator, and if they are just maturing it would explain why it isn't a consistent call yet. The only other frog that wouldn't have a "buzz" or really soft call would be the pumilio, but they don't sound like imitator.
 

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Sounds like a lamasi to me, definatly not pumilio although mine woke me up at 430 the other day calling >_<. The pumilio is more of a raspy type call. You'll definatly know when you hear it.
 

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Vents and fants don't have a loud call at all, and sounds much more like an azureus then an imitator. If it sounds like the imitator, and you know its not them I would still have to say it is the lamasi. How old are your lamasi? It could however be the pumilio, just depends if you are describing it correctly (which can be very hard to do lol).
 

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The only frog you listed that I can imagine waking me up is pumilio. They have a sharp chirp or chip, chip, chip call that sounds like two pebbles being clicked together loudly. Mine can be heard througout the house and whenever you are in a large collection, you often hear the pumilio calling above the din of everything else. The imitator I've heard were always a very pleasant soft trill and more like something that would put you to sleep rather than wake you up.
 

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I don't know. My almirante are very loud and the two pebbles being smacked together is a pretty good description. But I think it's more of a raspy sound than that (went outside and clicked them :D).
 

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EverettC said:
I don't know. My almirante are very loud and the two pebbles being smacked together is a pretty good description. But I think it's more of a raspy sound than that (went outside and clicked them :D).
You're right, there is scraping character to the call also. But prettydarn loud for such little frogs.
 

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It's very loud :D. I'm surprised more calls aren't that loud, seeing as the rainforest is one of the noisiest places on Earth. That's another reason why I like the little pum's, nice loud calls so I know what's goin on and when ;).
 

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I believe Lamasi can call at around 7 months, but don't quote me on it. It seems that most of the thumbnail species have less mass to put on so that they can begin reproducing sooner than the larger species (just my own little conclusion).
 

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Not to hijack the subject, but do you guys find it weird that a deaf person (me) is particularly interested in the noisier species? Then again, they won't be waking me up in the morning. ;)

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