Sunday, May 5, 2013

Oriental Garden Lizard

I am almost sure that this was an Oriental Garden Lizard, belonging to the family Agamidae. I said 'almost' because of their varying color and appearance. The two photos were taken on two different days.

Sitting on a rock very calmly...

Oriental Garden Lizard

Below, it was on a coconut tree and was very alert! Trying to escape from a Shikra (a bird of prey) which was trying to catch it. And finally it escaped by creating a camouflage.

Oriental Garden Lizard

Oriental Garden lizard is a commonly seen one and has the ability to change color, and the spikes along its back make it more interesting.

Species: Calotes versicolor

14 comments:

  1. wat een prachtig beest.

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  2. I do hate reptiles but they are kind of cool through your lens.

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  3. Interesting and lovely captures .

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  4. Great shots... Perfect poses...
    Ajeeth boaz
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  5. Fantastic shots of the garden lizard! Quite a lot of details. Calotes versicolor reminded me of my zoology classes where we were learning the scientific names for animals.

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  6. The garden Lizard looks so notorious :P loved this click :)

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  7. Good shots. Thanks to share. It is also called blood sucker.But its not true because in the breeding season the male gets red throat.

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  8. I've never seen anything change color. Desperately want to see something doing it in front of my eyes!
    Great click!

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