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Dussumier's Litter Skink or Forest Skink

Sphenomorphus dussumieri


A common,terrestrial skink from the mid-hills of Western Ghats.


Inhabits evergreen,moist deciduous and plantation forest such as rubber plantations,in closed as well as open forests.Diurnal,its diet and reproductive habits are unknown


Known frm Karnataka and Kerala states...

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AnjaliAnantharam 7 years ago

Harsha Singh,LarsKorb.. Thank you!!

LarsKorb 7 years ago

Fantastic atmosphere - great shot

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

Great click.

AnjaliAnantharam 7 years ago

Joao,Vipin... Thanks, again :)

João Mourão
João Mourão 7 years ago

great spotting. Fantastic photo

vipin.baliga 7 years ago

Such a beautiful skink....

AnjaliAnantharam 8 years ago

aRGyBee,DoinaRussu... Thank you for the wonderful comments... @ aRGyBee, No, I haven't come across any ant like u have described..

DoinaRussu 8 years ago

very nice!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Fabulous tail and lovely photograph.
Have you ever seen any 'all gold ants' in Kerala? or all copper ones?
I saw them at Thekaddy and Periyar 8 years ago and stupidly didn't take any pictures. Now people don't believe me.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

It is very lovable and skilled picture,

AnjaliAnantharam 8 years ago

Thanks, Sachin ...The skink was not in this position when I had started to photograph ..Unlike, other skinks which scurry away at the sight of anyone this fellow just kept moving slowly and I was lucky when he moved neared the plant .. Got a nice composition...

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Well captured, pleasant way of click

AnjaliAnantharam 8 years ago


Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 8 years ago

Lovely photograph. Love the colors and, of course, the skink!

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Kerala, India

Lat: 10.78, Long: 76.66

Spotted on Dec 7, 2011
Submitted on Dec 7, 2011

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