DistributionCorallus batesii lives in the rainforest of the Amazon based in the south of the Amazon River and west of the Rio Negro, through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil and Bolivia, to the south in the Amazon basin.
BehaviorThis snake is strictly arboreal and practically never falls to the ground; it lives surrounded by thick vegetation, where it finds its favorite prey: small lizards (for the very young specimens), mammals and birds. On the branches it holds the typical “saddle” position: coiled on a branch forming spirals with the body, at whose center is placed the head (occasionally held to the side). It is mainly nocturnal.
HabitatIt is found at altitudes ranging between sea level and 1000 meters of altitude, and it lives in areas with an annual rainfall average of at least 1500ml/mq, which make this a very damp environment.
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