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Common toad

Bufo bufo

Description:
Up to 15 centimetres in length, the female common toad is significantly bigger than the male. The skin is a warty greyish brown, yellowish or brick coloured with little or no pattern. The beanlike glands behind the eyes emit an unpleasant secretion, which protects it against some predators.

Habitat:
The common toad is found in all kinds of land habitats at different altitudes. It can be found throughout Europe with the exception of Ireland and the far north.

Habits:
The common toad breeds in still and slow-moving waters, but spends the rest of the year on land. A nocturnal amphibian, it feeds on invertebrates and small vertebrates.

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