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Blue-headed Tree Agama

Acanthocercus atricollis

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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.


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29 Comments (1–25)

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks Daniele, Antonio, Brett and Gilma.

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks everyone for you kind comments...

andyobst
andyobst 5 years ago

OMG where can I get one? XD

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 years ago

Belated congratulations Pam! Nice series.

Another great spotting Pam,just beautiful,congrats on another well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing your awesome spotting page

Congratulations on the SOTD, Pam, great picture of a beautiful Agama.

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 5 years ago

Congratulations !

RiekoS
RiekoS 5 years ago

Congratulations again! Beautiful spottings.

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 5 years ago

Congrats Pamsai!!Nice spotting!!

James McNair
James McNair 5 years ago

Congrats Pamsai

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 5 years ago

Congratulations pamsai on your SOTD

Yasser
Yasser 5 years ago

Congrats to the world-traveling animal lover we know as Pamsai! What a wonderful and colorful capture. That blue is just gorgeous! Thanks for all the incredible contributions and congrats again for an awesome Spotting of the Day!

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pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks magazhu...

Saurabh Bhandari
Saurabh Bhandari 5 years ago

It is very beautiful looking Agama. Very nice.

Sew
Sew 5 years ago

Yep..an unusual color....beautiful..

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

Yes Chamalka. Its an amazing colour for a lizard isn't it?

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 5 years ago

wow blue......great!

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks Christos...

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

yes Bhagya, awesome colours!

ChristosMaroulis
ChristosMaroulis 5 years ago

Nice!!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 5 years ago

awesome colours.... so nice

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

Yes, I love them too, Kibuyu. Such amazing colours!

Davidbygott
Davidbygott 5 years ago

Gorgeous portrait, I love these guys.

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

Thanks Rieko. Such a beautiful colour!

RiekoS
RiekoS 5 years ago

Nice.

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Rubirizi, Uganda

Lat: -0.11, Long: 30.18

Spotted on Jul 15, 2014
Submitted on Sep 13, 2014

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