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Bark Gecko

Hemidactylus leschenaultii


Comparatively large gecko from dry zone. It inhabits large trees (specially Kumbuk [Terminalia arjuna] hence the Sinhalese name Kumbuk huna) , rock outcrops and sometime even houses. It is diurnal in habit but mostly active during dawn and dusk. Its main prey consist of insects though there are records of this gecko feeds on large animals like other geckos, skinks, snakes (Ruchira somaweera reported a instance where it was preying on a wolf snake (Lycodon striatus) – gecko (2) 2004 ) and mouse (from India).

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yeah it is :)

NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

hard one to catch ;-)

Sri Lanka

Spotted on Feb 9, 2013
Submitted on Mar 11, 2013

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