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The Green Dragon There is only one species of chameleon in India. They are very well camouflaged and very difficult to spot one during day. At night they can see seen sleeping on the edges of a branch. They are harmless reptiles found in most parts of the country. Their prime habitat is dry deciduous forest.<br />
 They are ovoviviparous. They are known for its characteristic independent eye movements, ability to change its colors and the prehensile tail. Chamaeleo zeylanicus,Indian chameleon,bangalore,herp,india,karnataka,prehensile,wild Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

The Green Dragon

There is only one species of chameleon in India. They are very well camouflaged and very difficult to spot one during day. At night they can see seen sleeping on the edges of a branch. They are harmless reptiles found in most parts of the country. Their prime habitat is dry deciduous forest.
They are ovoviviparous. They are known for its characteristic independent eye movements, ability to change its colors and the prehensile tail.

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  1. Super clear and detailed shot, and well described! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you Ferdy :) Posted 2 years ago
  2. Masterpiece Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you :) Posted 2 years ago

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The Indian chameleon, ''Chamaeleo zeylanicus'' is a species of chameleon found in Sri Lanka, India, and other parts of South Asia. Like other chameleons, this species has a long tongue, feet that are shaped into bifid claspers, a prehensile tail, independent eye movement, and the ability to change skin colour. They move slowly with a bobbing or swaying movement and are usually arboreal. Strangely, they do not choose the background colour and may not even be able to perceive colour differences. They.. more

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
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Uploaded Dec 3, 2016. Captured Jan 4, 2015 00:48.
  • NIKON D5100
  • f/5.6
  • 1/100s
  • ISO160
  • 90mm