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Flap-Necked Chameleon

Chamaeleo dilepis


The Flap-necked Chameleon is native to Sub-Saharan Africa. It is a large chameleon, reaching 35 centimetres. Like other chameleons, this species can change color and pattern to suit the surroundings. Coloring ranges through various shades of green, yellow and brown. There is usually a pale stripe on the lower flanks and one to three pale patches higher on the flanks. These chameleons lay 25 to 50 eggs in a hole dug in soil, which is covered over again by the female. Food includes grasshoppers, butterflies and flies.


This was the first time I spotted a chameleon. Thanks to our dog who was barking non-stop at the backyard. I now have new respects for these creatures after seeing how they escaped our barking dog.

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Jinki Afrika
Jinki Afrika 9 years ago

Thanks, Mary :)

MaryEvans2 9 years ago

Wonderful spotting and photos.

Jinki Afrika
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Jinki Afrika

Arusha, Tanzania

Spotted on Mar 31, 2012
Submitted on Mar 31, 2012

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