One thing we had noticed during our trip in Belize was that whenever we were in buildings with relatively open ceilings, every now and then we'd hear a funny trilling noise. We were debating whether it was a frog or a gecko when we heard it and looked up. The culprit was right in front of us.
The common house gecko is actually an introduced species in the new world, its native range being in southeast asia.
Small gecko in the southern Philippines. These guys are all over the place and typically only get a few inches long. I'm trying to get a good picture of their big brother, the tokay.
Due to delays getting into Belize, we didn't arrive at our first hotel, Crystal Paradise Lodge, in San Ignacio, until after dark.
Though we couldn't do any birding, there were moths and geckos to be seen under the lights.
Gehyra or Hemidactylus?
The Common House Gecko, scientific name Hemidactylus frenatus (not to be confused with the Mediterranean species Hemidactylus turcicus known as Mediterranean house gecko) is a native of southeastern Asia. It is also known as the Pacific house gecko, the Asian house gecko, or simply, the house lizard. Most geckos are nocturnal, hiding during the day and foraging for insects at night. They can be seen climbing walls of houses and other buildings in search of insects...