Natterjack toad by Karl Charters 1/1

Natterjack Toad Bufo calamita

This endangered species has brown or green skin covered in warts, which are typically bright red or yellow, and has the distinguishing feature of a thin, bold, yellow stripe down its back.

Conservation status

Natterjack toads are endangered in the UK and therefore have strict protection under British and European law. They have full protection under schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

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During the breeding season a female natterjack toad can lay up to 7,500 eggs.

Natterjack toads normally excavate their own hibernation burrows but they will use burrows made by rabbits, rodents and sand martins.

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