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Blue-headed Tree Agama (male)

Acanthocercus atricollis


The Blue-headed Tree Agama display a Blue head during breeding season, when feeding and at the hottest parts of the day. Their colours change very quickly due to their scaling.


In a public park with different trees and plats, urban environment.


Acanthocercus is an African genus of agamid lizards. When I found this on the ground while sitting under a tree was not particularly spectacular. Muted colors and very calm. (photo # 5). Ten minutes later, it had worked its way up the tree, while he was eating small insects. The color became progressively sharper and clearer. One can also see traces of the recently shed its skin, because a small piece of skin still remains between the eyes. (photo # 3) Here is a link to some known subspecies:

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injica 5 years ago

ha ha ha Swedish flag lizard :D I'd like to see that too :D

Tiz 5 years ago

Thank you so much Mark! Yellow cross, OK? Do you have a name on it so I can do some more research in what environment it can be found? (or are you referring to the Swedish flag here haha)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Just noticed this one Tiz. Excellent series !! Can you find one with a yellow cross on the blue please ?

Tiz 5 years ago

Gerardo, many thanks for your nice comment! My day just became even better :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 5 years ago

Wow great series beautiful shots Tina :)

Tiz 5 years ago

Thank you Mona :)

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 5 years ago


Tiz 5 years ago

Thank you cbet-camper1 :)

cbet-camper1 5 years ago

Cool lizard

Tiz 5 years ago

Thank you Geethasugumaran for your nice words :)

geethasugumaran 5 years ago

Awesome Pic :) love the details ...Thanks for sharing

Tiz 5 years ago

Thank you reptiwilder339 for you comment :)))

reptiwilder339 5 years ago

Amazing lizard like the neon blue color.

Tiz 5 years ago

Thank you for your words Adarsha :) I am so glad that you like this photo :D

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Very colorful and awesome shot :)

Tiz 5 years ago

Thank you very much for your comments Leanne and Suzanne :)

suzmonk 5 years ago

Neat that the photos show the color change ... nice work!

LeanneGardner 5 years ago

Wow! Beautiful lizard Tiz :)

Tiz 5 years ago

Thank you dear :)

injica 5 years ago

wow beautiful :)))

Tiz 5 years ago

And thank you for your comment Robby :)

Tiz 5 years ago

Thank you very much Maria :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 5 years ago

Wonderful series

Maputo, Mozambique

Lat: -25.95, Long: 32.57

Spotted on Jul 7, 2013
Submitted on Jul 7, 2013

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