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Also known as Eastern garden lizard or Changeable lizard, this is an agamid lizard found widely distributed in Asia. Pictured here is male, probably beginning its breeding season transformation (gradual reddening of its upper parts - head and back...). Total length about 40 cm, long thin tail taking some 2/3 of it. Long crest, from head to the tail clearly visible.
Here seen in "mid hills" of Nepal, in district of Okhaldhunga - dry, but less dry area than it's neighboring districts; qt the time of visit (end of April), very green and wooded sloping agricultural terraces (maize & millet zone).
Spotted on Apr 24, 2017
Submitted on Apr 29, 2017