A juvenile individual is observed sleeping on a twig at night
Location: Makunda Christian Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 16th October 2013
Equipment: Nikon D300s with Micro-Nikkor 105mm
it did lay down there in de sun; n ws opening its mouth after every few seconds n den closed it....
Location: Burrows Memorial Christian Hospital campus, Cachar District, Assam
Date: 21st April 2012
Equipment: Nikon D300s with Sigma 150-500mm OS lens
Saw it moving on a low branch of a palm tree.
This guy was really showing off when I found him. Magnificent red crest on this one. He was about four meters up a trees trunk sunning himself.
One of two I spotted in the area today. Yellower and smaller. I believe this one is the female.
I believe this is a young changeable lizard.
Sorry for the bad pic. Its a screen grab. I knew I wouldn't be able to get close enough with my iPhone to get a proper pic so I used video and pushed in as close as i could before it ran off. The original video is posed here and gives a better impression of the lizard.
• Really cool.
• Long toes and long back legs.
• A cool spiny crest runs down its spine from the mid-section towards the back of its head then gradually getting smaller as it runs the length of its body to the back legs.
• A dulap with a reddish zig-zag pattern extended under its throat.
• Found many of this species on tree trunks on this hot and sunny day in the Choeung Ek Killing Fields about 9 miles from Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Male C. versicolor in breeding colors. Long Hoa, Vietnam
A female observed on a cement litter bin near the beach. She was kind enough to pose before scuttling off into the under brush.
Calotes versicolor (Daudin, 1802)
A very commonly found lizard in Hong Kong and on cooler days is very often found sunning itself on concrete or sunny shrubs.
Up a tree within the hotel garden grounds.
Resting on plants over a small pond in the town centre.
Found asleep inside a water catchment storm drain (presumably stuck).
Changeable Lizard (Calotes versicolor) at Bundala Reserve, Sri Lanka. Photographed on 25 July 2007
Common on trees, walls, and other vertical surfaces without much cover. Males not seen in breeding or display colours.