Reptile And Amphibiams - Vaiwaion

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Winking gliding frog.

This friendly Central American amphibian is one of the most popular in the world, and a tourism icon for Costa Rica.
It is the gliding tree frog (Agalychnis spurrelli). Like its relative the red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas), it is notable for its vivid colors, but these are species whose skin is not particularly poisonous. The purpose of their striking colors is to confuse predators. These frogs are mostly nocturnal and of arboreal habits.

The photograph corresponds to a wild specimen, taken at night in the jungle of Corcovado, in Costa Rica.

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