Location: Hathikhira Tea Estate, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 5th October 2014
Equipment: Nikon D800 with Nikkor 300mm f2.8 + 2x TC
Very young female on a soft flower
Dozens of these frequent our property. Fast and agile.
Yet another Water Dragon spotted in the back yard. Smaller than the previously observed Dragon. Driven off by the resident Indian Myna's protecting a chick in a nest. Would like to know how to identify as male or female.
Lizards are a widespread group of squamate reptiles, with approximately 6,000 species, ranging across all continents except Antarctica, as well as most oceanic island chains. The group, traditionally recognized as the suborder Lacertilia, is defined as all extant members of the Lepidosauria (reptiles with overlapping scales) that are neither sphenodonts (i.e., tuatara) nor snakes – they form an evolutionary grade. While the snakes are recognized as falling phylogenetically within the Toxicofera clade from which they evolved,...