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Oriental garden lizard


Oriental garden lizard
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Copyright: Pushkar Mitra (auroco) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 2 N: 50] (319)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-10
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Kodak Easyshare C190
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-05-05 11:01
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Points: 4
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I took this snap at garden of Sri Aurobindo Ashram Cottage Guest House, Pondicherry.

The Oriental Garden Lizard, Eastern Garden Lizard or Changeable Lizard (Calotes versicolor) is an agamid lizard found widely distributed in Asia. It has also been introduced in many other parts of the world.

The ground-colour is generally a light brownish olive, but the lizard can change it to bright red, to black, and to a mixture of both. This change is sometimes confined to the head, at other times diffused over the whole body and tail.

Changeable Lizards eat mainly insects and small vertebrates, including rodents and other lizards. Although they have teeth, these are designed for gripping prey and not tearing it up. So prey is swallowed whole, after it is stunned by shaking it about. Sometimes, young inexperienced Changeable Lizards may choke on prey which are too large. Occasionally changeable lizards also consume vegetable matter. They are commonly found among the undergrowth in open habitats including highly urban areas.

Source: Wikipedia

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Hello Pushkar,
Khub sundor chobita tulecho.Darun light r details.Natural colour.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and good night,
Srikumar

Hi Pushkar, Nice composition and DOF. Great light and details. Thank for sharing
Anna

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