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The Blue Headed Tree Agama is a very large agama, reaching a maximum length of 15 inches. Breeding males have a dull blue to bluish back underside, with bright blue to straw-yellow spines. The head is a coppery-green to brilliant ultramarine on top, blue-green on the sides and peacock-blue on the throat. The tail is dull green to olive-brown. Females and non-breeding males are olive to green-brown, marbled with black above, with a black shoulder spot.
These agamas are found in the open savanna, and along the edges of forests. This one was on one of the buildings at the entrance to the Kyambura Gorge.