Ghate’s bush frog (Raorchestes ghatei)
Ghate’s Shrub Frog (Raorchestes ghatei) is a recently described species from the northern Western Ghats (Padhye et al. 2013). It occurs on plateaus, slopes with shrubby vegetation, and in densely forested areas as well as vegetation near human habitation. Peak activity of adults begin with the first rains in early June and continues through the rainy season into October. Males call from trees and bushes, usually beginning around 1800 h, and continuing past midnight and often throughout the night. Some males will call during the day, especially during light rain. Calling often ceases during heavy rainfall. From the first showers in June until August.