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Blue Tongue Skink


Blue Tongue Skink
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Copyright: jim stevens (jimbob) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 125] (427)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-18
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm DX, HOYA 72mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Lizards, Chuckwallas, Agamas & Tegus 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-17 12:24
Viewed: 4317
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Blotched Blue-tongue is one of Australia’s larger skinks, attaining a snout vent length to 250 mm. It is a dark coloured lizard with light coloured patches which gives it the appearance of having wide broken longitudinal stripes, rather than cross bands.
Distribution and habitat
The Blotched Blue Tongue is common in the east and north east areas of Melbourne. It is commonly found basking, or sheltering under cover such as fallen logs or discarded rubbish, such as timber or iron.
Biology
Its diet consists of both plant and animal material. It loves to eat snails and slugs which should make it a welcome visitor to our gardens. The females give birth to as many as 12 live young in a litter. Thanks to http://museumvictoria.com.au/


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Selamlar jim,
Çok güzel bir tür ve harika bir çalışma olmuş.
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