Sonneur à ventre jaune (F); Geelbuikvuurpad (NL); Gulbukig
Klockgroda (S); Gulbuget Klokkefrø (DK); Kunka zlutobrichá
Distribution: Hilly regions of Central Europe; Italy, Carpathians
and the Balkans also at higher altitudes up to 2000 m.
Size: about 3-5 cm;
Underside yellow with black to leaden spots. Yellow parts usually connected
in an individually characteristic pattern, like a fingerprint. Back grey-brown
to dark olive, warty, sometimes with two or four light or green spots
on the back.
April to July/August.
Bright, musical "poop….poop….poop", separated by less than 1.5 sec.
Males lack an internal vocal sac, so they hardly inflate their throat
when calling, in contrast to Fire-bellied toad males. Unlike most other
anurans Yellow-bellied toads usually live in or near the water from spring
to autumn. Yellow-bellied toads are satisfied with very small waters for
spawning, often even with water-filled car tracks.
Adult Yellow-bellied toad