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Archey’s frog (Leiopelma archeyi) is truly unique to New Zealand and unfortunately is regarded as Critically Endangered and can be found in two populations on the North Island.  
Photo by Phil Bishop

Archey's Frog Song

Wild Dunedin —

Suzy Cato is introducing us to fleaBITE's newly released 'Archey's Frog Song'. Everyone knows about the Kiwi and the Tuatara, but New Zealand also has four unique native frogs that aren’t found anywhere else. Archey's frog is tiny and incredibly rare. FleaBITE producer Robin Nathan thought "Poor little frog" 🐸 ...so he wrote Archey a song.

Archey's Frog - fleaBITE - (Official) fleaBITE

Robin Nathan is the mastermind behind FleaBITE - check out  https://www.fleabite.co.nz/

 Here is the an extract from the background story to the song and video from Robin's blog:

"My first attempt at writing a song about Archey’s frog was a plaintive dirge that could have been played at someone’s funeral. I should point out that I was recovering from an illness at the time, so felt like a weak little Archey myself.
About a year later I had another go. This attempt was much more positive, and encouraged Archey to take his rightful place in the spotlight alongside more famous species unique to NZ. 
I aimed to get the song out on International Frog Day (March 20, 2020), and while it was a last-minute dash for the finishing line, we made it…just, and my Christchurch pal Geni McCallum whipped up a lyric video in record time.
So put your dancing shoes on, and let’s celebrate little Archey’s frog, a unique New Zealand treasure, and our link to the dinosaurs…Hit it, Archey!"

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