Gray Tree Frog (Green Phase) close-up.
This frog is the green color phase of a Cope's Gray Tree Frog (Hyla chrysoscelis) on a maple tree. Its color makes it stand out on the maple tree bark. They are a common treefrog in the Eastern United States. They are also known as; Gray Tree Frog, Cope's Gray Treefrog, Eastern Gray Treefrog, Common Gray Treefrog, Tetraploid Gray Treefrog, Southern Gray Tree Frog, North American Treefrog, Arboreal Frog, or Rainette Versicolore (French). The genus (versicolor) implies that gray treefrogs can change their color, and indeed they can This helps them camouflage themselves and they can easily change from gray to green, depending on the object on which they are sitting. This coloration can have varying degrees of mottling. They cannot change their color quickly like a chameleon.