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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 10 years ago

Harsha Singh,LarsKorb.. Thank you!!

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 10 years ago

Fantastic atmosphere - great shot

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 10 years ago

Great click.

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 10 years ago

Joao,Vipin... Thanks, again :)

João Mourão
João Mourão 10 years ago

great spotting. Fantastic photo

vipin.baliga
vipin.baliga 10 years ago

Such a beautiful skink....

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 10 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 10 years ago

very nice!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 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 10 years ago

It is very lovable and skilled picture,

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 10 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 10 years ago

Well captured, pleasant way of click

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 10 years ago

Thanks,Gordon..

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 10 years ago

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

AnjaliAnantharam
Spotted by
AnjaliAnantharam

Kerala, India

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

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