One of the prettiest poison frog found in the forest: Three-striped Poison Frog.
The Three-striped Poison Frog is one that appears during rainy season or after a heavy rainfall. Usually seen near small puddles. They are quite wary so you have to move quietly and slowly towards this small gem to photograph it. When alarmed they immediately jump right under the dry leaves or roots and will crawl their way into safety.
With its reasonable size (4.5 cm) the Three-striped Poison Frog (Ameerega Trivittata) is seen as one of the largest poison frogs. The largest is still the Dyeing Poison Frog (Dendrobates Tinctorius).
Flies, ants, termites and other small insects are part of their main diet. The Three-striped Poison Frog lives in the Amazon basin in Peru, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname.
During rainy season the females lay their eggs under fallen leaves. The male will guard the eggs until they hatched and he will carry the tadpoles on his back to the nearest puddle. When the coast is clear he will sit in the puddle and patiently wait until the tadpoles had left his back.
As you may have noticed in all 4 pictures, the Three-striped Poison Frog has this shiny bright yellow/green stripe. They are quite common in Kabalebo especially on the hiking trails.
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