Upload

Loading...

Dream of the Toad

5,573

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Uploaded on Feb 13, 2010

The Music of Nature proudly presents this video of the American Toad, celebrating the toad's long musical trill, which Henry David Thoreau described as the "Dream of the Toad." Trills may last thirty seconds or more. To make their amazing sound, a male first pumps air into his midsection. Then he closes his nostrils and quickly inflates his large vocal sac by contracting his midsection. The trill is produced as powerful muscles in the midsection force air across vocal cords in the throat.

© 2010 Lang Elliott
The Music of Nature
musicofnature.org

Loading...

Advertisement
When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...