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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Southern Tree Agama (Acanthocercus atricollis) M

Family Agamidae 

These lizards have quite a range of colours and are able to change them like a chameleon.
They are our largest Agama species and in the breeding season, the males head becomes bright blue.

Also see: http://saphotographs.blogspot.com/2011/10/southern-tree-agama-acanthocercus.html

3 comments:

Firefly said...

I have a picture of one of these waiting to be posted

Gaelyn said...

Gorgeous! And I thought we had bright colored lizards in the SW.

Dave said...

Saw one of these in KNP, a lovely thing, thanks for inadvertently IDing it for me