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Oriental garden lizard 變色樹蜥

Calotes versicolour




2 Species ID Suggestions

Oriental Garden Lizard
Calotes versicolor Oriental garden lizard
Seema
Seema 7 years ago
Oriental garden lizard
Calotes versicolour


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4 Comments

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

Cool! Thank you IraquitanCordeiroFilho!

During the breeding season, the male's head and shoulders turns bright orange to crimson and his throat black. Males also turn red-headed after a successful battle with rivals. Thus their other gruesome name of "Bloodsucker Lizard" although they don't actually suck anybody's blood. [Wikipedia]

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

WOWZERS! I have never seen a lizard turn bright red like that! I wonder if these are breeding colors or if this is a dominance/territorial display? Congrats on a beautiful series!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Great find!

Yeung PK
Spotted by
Yeung PK

屯門 Tuen Mun, 香港 Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

Lat: 22.40, Long: 113.97

Spotted on Nov 25, 2012
Submitted on Nov 26, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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