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Common Green Forest Lizard

Calotes calotes

Description:

The lizard has a bright green dorsal coloration, usually with 5 or 6 white, cream or dark green transverse stripes; however these are changeable. Often the stripes continue on to the tail. The head is yellowish- or brownish-green whereas the male develops a bright red head and throat in the breeding season. The underside is a pale green, the tail is light brown.

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10 Comments

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 7 years ago

I love the expression on his face. Good spotting Sachindra!

SachindraUmesh
SachindraUmesh 7 years ago

Thank you Sandra =)

SandraPereira
SandraPereira 7 years ago

Amazing pictures

SachindraUmesh
SachindraUmesh 7 years ago

and pretty docile too =) dont know why but these fellows just sit with no fuss all the time i take pics =)

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

lucky family I'd say :)

Stunning !

SachindraUmesh
SachindraUmesh 7 years ago

thank you nuwan =) This fellow may be from the same egg family as the fellow who got chosen as the SOTD.. =) got them all around the place nowadays =)

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

nice pics!

SachindraUmesh
SachindraUmesh 7 years ago

Thank you carol =) =)

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 7 years ago

Fantastic lizard and spot!

SachindraUmesh
Spotted by
SachindraUmesh

Sri Lanka

Spotted on Feb 3, 2013
Submitted on Mar 14, 2013

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