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Dussumier's Litter Skink or Forest Skink

Sphenomorphus dussumieri

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

Known frm Karnataka and Kerala states...

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14 Comments

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 7 years ago

Harsha Singh,LarsKorb.. Thank you!!

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 7 years ago

Fantastic atmosphere - great shot

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

Great click.

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 7 years ago

Joao,Vipin... Thanks, again :)

João Mourão
João Mourão 7 years ago

great spotting. Fantastic photo

vipin.baliga
vipin.baliga 7 years ago

Such a beautiful skink....

AnjaliAnantharam
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
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
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
AnjaliAnantharam 8 years ago

Thanks,Gordon..

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 8 years ago

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

AnjaliAnantharam
Spotted by
AnjaliAnantharam

Kerala, India

Lat: 10.78, Long: 76.66

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

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