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Iberian emerald lizard

LACERTA SCHREIBERI

Description:

Beautiful green and blue lizard .They can reach to 28cm with the tail. Is mainly insectivorous, but also preys on small lizards like the iberian wall lizard or large like psammodromus.

Habitat:

It was basking in the mid day sun in a ancient agriculture granite wall,near the rio Vez.

Notes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iberian_em...

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23 Comments

Thanks Neil :-)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 days ago

Awesome SOTD, Antonio. Congratulations.

Thanks Hema and Mark :-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 days ago

Congrats Antonio.

Hema
Hema 4 days ago

Congrats!!Beautiful spotting!

Thanks Maria :-)

Maria dB
Maria dB 4 days ago

Congratulations, Antonio!

Thanks very much Danièle for the SOTD and thanks Jonathan for your nice words,this guy is now world famous and have a permanent spot on the sun,i have to give him the news :-)

Felicitaciones por el SOTD.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 days ago

We're finally giving this lizard its well deserved spot in the sun António! It's our Spotting of the Day:

"Endemic to the Iberian peninsula, this vividly colored Iberian Emerald Lizard (Lacerta schreiberi) is our Spotting of the Day! The male is striking with a green back with black spots and a bright blue neck, while the female is a duller brown-green with a smaller light brown head. Make sure to check the spotting for more images and to discover this lizard's habitat, granite walls in a mountainous rural area of Portugal".

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Thanks Ashley and Neil.
These ancient agriculture little villages located in the north montains are amazing,they have a traditional way of harvesting the land that permit the wildlife live also arround,profiting of the farms "remains",grains in the floor,excrements of the cattle,etc...They have also have summer villages,call Brandas where they,in the past,live during the summer,they are located upper in the montains,it's our next goal :-)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 days ago

This is an excellent spotting, Antonio. Such a beautiful lizard. And I really like that you've included the habitat photos as well, particularly the last one. Puts everything into perspective. All the best for your SOTW nomination.

AshleyT
AshleyT a week ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Thanks Leuba :-)The place is one of those montain valleys,where people still work on the fields almost like they did in the past.Very well preserved.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a week ago

Great looking lizard and what a lovely place.

Thanks Ashley and Maria :-)

Maria dB
Maria dB 2 weeks ago

Like the close-up and then "zooming out"!

AshleyT
AshleyT 2 weeks ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Thanks Mark and Danièle,the photo does not make credit to his collours,"live" the collours are even more strike,a real emerald :-) the place is beautiful,it's near a rural mountain village,Sistelo,where they make a wood walkway above the river Vez,so we can see the beauty of the place without damage nature.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a month ago

A jewel like the emerald it's named from! Great series António!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a month ago

Super series Antonio. Love the habitat.

Thanks Zlatan for your kind words,they have incredible collours

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic a month ago

Real beauty!

Norte, Portugal

Lat: 41.97, Long: -8.38

Spotted on Sep 29, 2018
Submitted on Nov 4, 2018

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