The Red-Eyed Tree Frog of Costa Rica

Adult red-eyed tree frog walking along a branch in daylight
Agalychnis callidryas, commonly known as the red-eyed tree frog, is a striking amphibian native to the tropical forests of Central America and northwestern South America. With its mesmerizing colors and unique features, this frog has become an emblem of the diverse wildlife found in Costa Rica.
Let’s delve into the characteristics, habitat, and prime locations to spot these creatures within the lush landscapes of Costa Rica.

Appearance and Name

The red-eyed tree frog is celebrated for its brilliant colors. It features a bright green body with eye-catching blue and yellow stripes along its sides. Vibrant red and orange feet accentuate its dazzling appearance, while its name derives from its crimson eyes. Another nickname for this animal is the gaudy leaf frog, a fitting description for its amazing color scheme.
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