Male. During the breeding season, the male's head, neck and tail turn bright orange, while the body becomes dark blue. The most common Gambian lizard. Lamin Fields, Lamin, Western Division, The Gambia.
Female/immature male. The most common Gambian lizard. Lamin Fields, Lamin, Western Division, The Gambia
Male Agama agama, in full breeding colors, was observed in the shade at the based of a baobab-adorned metamorphic rock reef, atop which several of the Eco-Lodge's cabins are perched. Length ca 40 cm. Identity absolutely certain.
Female agama observed in shade on the compound wall surrounding the kitchen facilities at the Eco-Lodge de Brousse, on the "Island of the Manatees", in the River Niger about 2 km north of the Park W Campsite. Length ca. 30 cm. Identity absolutely certain. Orange blotches on her sides are typical fr this species throughout its range in Niger, including my garden in Niamey
Female Agama Lizard basking in the Sun.