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The female of the species

A quick follow up blog on the female of the lovely male Changeable Lizards (Calotes versicolor) that we featured the other day. Here you can see the lack of any crest, and no dark cheek spots or reddish colouration.

I like this shot below as normally it is difficult to get the long tail into the shot, but here it curls nicely into the frame.

This species is native here, but can be considered invasive elsewhere, for example it was introduced into Singapore in the 1980s. Today, it has displaced the native Green Crested Lizard in the forests of Singapore which is a real shame.

It is carnivorous, eating mainly insects .

These female lizards dig a hole in the ground to lay their eggs.