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Tree Agama

Unread postby francoisd » Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:21 am

Tree Agama (Agama atricollis)

I saw this agama in Skukuza in a tree next to our bungalow.

I like the camouflage a lot!

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Unread postby Wild about cats » Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:28 am

There is a resident agama at Satara Camp. The male has a bright blue head. I don't think it's a tree agama though.
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Unread postby Jeanus » Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:27 pm

Wild about Cats It was almost certainly a tree agama - the males have a range of blues (green - to brilliant) that they deck themselves out in for breeding colurs. There is a small chance it my have been a Southern Rock agama but it was far more likly to have been a tree agama
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Unread postby Candy's Style » Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:52 pm

Wild about cats wrote:There is a resident agama at Satara Camp. The male has a bright blue head. I don't think it's a tree agama though.


Could it have been something like this?

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Unread postby Pjw » Tue May 20, 2008 9:31 pm

I'm clueless when it comes to reptiles. can anyone help to ID this one?
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Unread postby Batmad » Wed May 21, 2008 5:11 pm

where was it seen? it could be a geco but i am more of a mammal and bird guy.
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Unread postby Wild about cats » Wed May 21, 2008 5:19 pm

I'm think it's a female tree agama.
I saw lots of these guys at Satara, the males have bright blue heads - stunning!
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Unread postby Pjw » Thu May 22, 2008 1:33 pm

This was seen at a resort just outside Kruger near Croc bridge on the crocodile river
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Unread postby Agama » Thu May 22, 2008 3:31 pm

I Agree with wild about cats. Acanthocercus atricollis
Blue-headed Tree Agama. As WACs noted the males have bright blue heads. This colouration is seasonal though and depending on the situation can be manipulated. A breeding male that wants to impress a female will have the bright colours, whereas the animal will have a more cryptic colour otherwise so it can blend in with the colour of the tree bark. They are insectivores, but I once observed one feeding on a wax-bill near Komatipoort.

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Identification help: Lizard

Unread postby vanalder » Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:40 pm

Possibly something on the order of the agama?

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Can't see the rest of the body in your pic, but....

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Re: ID help needed for lizard

Unread postby howard jacobson » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:04 am

It is a Tree Agama

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Unread postby Rusty Justy » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:33 am

Great Photograph! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Tree Agama

Unread postby fuzzmonkey » Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:57 pm

Heres a pic of a Tree Agama in Lower Sabie Camp....amazing colours

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Unread postby DuQues » Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:11 pm

Wow! :clap:

What colours to have for an animal not precisely at the top of the foodchain....
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Re: Tree Agama

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:44 pm

Brilliant photo!!! Crazy Colours! :clap: :D
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