Cope's Gray Treefrog
Hyla chrysoscelis


  • They can change from a bright green to gray (almost brown) in seconds.
  • The belly is white and usually unmarked.
  • The throat may be dark in males.
  • The insides of the thighs and legs are washed with bright orange or yellow


Not often seen on the ground or at water's edge except during breeding season. Most forage aloft in small trees or shrubs that are are near or actually standing in shallow bodies of water.


Cope's Gray Treefrog is found more in the northeast and midwestern states. However, they are common in Georgia.

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Wilson, Lawrence A. 1995. Land Manager’s Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of the
South. The Nature Conservancy, Southeastern Region, Chapel Hill, NC. 360 pages.

Checklist of Amphibian Species and Identification Guide