This one is small and about 12 cm long spotted on a tree.
I saw this handsome lizard from far, he stood there, motionless, as if he knew that I would pass his way. Most interestingly, he showed me the other color of his face, but the the white spot remained white. I think I have its female's photograph.
It burrows in the ground on being threatened. The second pic shows why it has been given the name of Shield Tail.
Upper parts usually bright green, rarely yellowish, greyish, or purplish brown, with or without black, brown, or reddish spots; usually a light, white, yellow, or red streak along the outer row of scales; end of tail frequently yellow or red; lower parts green, yellow, or whitish. Grows to a total length of 2.5 feet (0.76 m); tail 5.5 inches (14 cm). The Crotalinae are characterised by the presence of a triangular head and heat-sensing pit organs located between the eye and the nostril on either side of the head. The pits are openings to a pair of very sensitive infrared detecting organs, which helps them to find the small warm-blooded prey on which they feed.
The green vine snake is diurnal and mildly venomous. The reptile normally feeds on frogs and lizards using its binocular vision to hunt. They are slow moving, relying on camouflaging as a vine in foliage. The snake expands its body when disturbed to show a black and white scale marking. Also, they may open their mouth in threat display and point their head in the direction of the perceived threat.
Due to the lack of any kind of eyelids, the Deccan Ground Gecko keeps cleaning the eye from time to time with its tongue. A White-banded, ground-dwelling gecko from the low country of the Northern Western Ghats. Body stout, cylindrical, covered with small, granular scales; head moderately large; scales on belly over-lapping; tail short, weakly swollen at the base, and tapering. Belly unpatterned and cream in colour. Inhabits dry, flat scrub and thinly forested areas. Nothing is known of its diet or reproductive habits.
I was amazed to find this Draco in Njeezhoor, an agricultural land, near Kaduthuruthy in Kottayam. I saw two lizards on one tree. One here has a slight color variation on its tail.
It was after a long walk in the forest without food and water I encountered this reptile hence I was excited and my hands started shivering so that I could not take good pictures of it. But I know its 'den tree' a huge and tall tree on the swampy waterhole.