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Malabar Pit Viper

Trimeresurus malabaricus

Description:

Malabar Pit Vipers are endemic to the Western Ghats of India. They're found in many different colour morphs and patterns as well. Here's a striking head pattern up-close.

Habitat:

Rainforest and Evergreen forest of Agumbe. The forests of Agumbe is a part of the Western Ghats. The Western Ghats have an exceptionally high level of biological diversity including many endemic species. It is also recognized as one of the world’s eight hottest hotspots' of biological diversity, inscribed in the UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites list in July 2012

Notes:

Since they're nocturnal and usually inactive during the day, one can spot them laying still for hours during the day.

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Vipul Ramanuj
Spotted by
Vipul Ramanuj

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Feb 23, 2016
Submitted on Feb 23, 2016

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