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Oriental Garden Lizard (female)

Calotes versicolor

Description:

this fellow was amazingly still even wen i was seriously close to it ....allowing me to take some close shots

Habitat:

They are commonly found among the undergrowth in open habitats including highly urban areas.

Notes:

Native to Asia and also introduced to other areas .......... they can change their colour like chameleons and male develop bright red plumage during breeding season giving them the local name of 'Bloodsuckers' although they dont suck blood

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3 Comments

thanks guys

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 7 years ago

I think Wild Things has nailed this. Definitely an agamid, as I have a similar lizard here and it behaves exactly like you describe. The short crest indicates a female. Check this out: http://www.drkrishi.com/female-oriental-...

But probably not reliable, so you must do more research to confirm.

Dave

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Please check for Oriental garden lizard.

Chittagong (চট্টগ্রাম), Chittagong District, Bangladesh

Spotted on Feb 2, 2014
Submitted on Feb 25, 2014

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