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African Treefrogs: Hyperoliidae


They eat mainly invertebrates (in-VER-teh-brehts), which are animals without backbones. They especially eat insects and other arthropods (AR-throe-pawds), which are invertebrates with jointed legs, but they will often add any other animal they can capture and swallow. Usually treefrogs and other species of frogs only eat things that are moving, but at least one of the African treefrogs will eat non-moving things. This treefrog, called the greater leaf-folding frog, will eat the eggs of other frogs that make foam nests for their young. The greater leaf-folding frog pokes its head through the nest and eats the eggs inside.

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Animal Life ResourceAmphibiansAfrican Treefrogs: Hyperoliidae - Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Conservation Status, Bubbling Kassina (kassina Senegalensis): Species Accounts - GEOGRAPHIC RANGE, AFRICAN TREEFROGS AND PEOPLE