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Coqui Frogs – Hawaii, USA

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Kona, USA
North America


Theo Jaquith

Originally from Puerto Rico, the quarter-sized coqui frog has made a home on the Big Island of Hawaii. Named after its distinct call, “ko-kee”, the male coquis sing at night. Both the dense tropical foliage and the lack of a major predator have permitted the coqui to flourish slowly in the isles since the late 1980s. Paauilo, a small plantation town dating back to Hawaii’s sugar cane days, provides a perfect place to listen to the coqui’s song.


Kona, USA