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

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