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Eastern Fence Lizard

Sceloporus undulatus

Description:

The throat of this male fence lizard is a deep, iridescent blue bordered with black, a typical color pattern for males during breeding season. During courtship, the male will approach a female while bobbing its head and performing pushups!

Habitat:

Spotted on a gravel path near a marsh habitat. Typically fence lizards live in open forests or along the edges of woods and fields and on rocky glades. Fences, firewood piles, old lumber piles, rock piles and railroad ties are utilized by this species.

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13 Comments

Ihazapughappy
Ihazapughappy 7 years ago

What an amazing lizard!

So much color on the eastern species. Great job capturing it!

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 7 years ago

Love the blue in the neck - pic 2 stunning!

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 9 years ago

Thanks Luis!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Great series Neil

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 9 years ago

Thank you, Yasser.

Yasser
Yasser 9 years ago

Great snaps of a beautiful little lizard!

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 9 years ago

Here is a funny YouTube video showing a fence lizard doing pushups! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6GfVCqCm...

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Wow, what a find. That blue is the blue for my new Ford Mustang. HA! I love it!

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 9 years ago

Thanks Mary!

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 9 years ago

Beautiful spot and photo series.

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 9 years ago

Thank you Karen! I had a hard time deciding on which photo to use as the main photo, because I really like that 2nd one too where the blurred background makes it look like a studio portrait. :)

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Beautiful Neil!

NeilDazet
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NeilDazet

Illinois, USA

Spotted on Jun 10, 2012
Submitted on Jun 11, 2012

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