Blue-headed Tree Agama - Reptiles

Blue-headed Tree Agama

Acanthocercus atricollis

conservation status no relevant data

Weight: kg (lbs)
Lenght: 0.2-0.3 m (8-12in)
Wild population: no relevant data
Lifespan: approx. 3-5 years
Gestation: 8-20 eggs which hatch in 2-3 months
Identification males with large triangular blue heads, thin neck and the tail longer than the body
Range: Ethiopia south to Natal, west to eastern Congo, Angola and northern Namibia
Habitat: open savannah usually associated with trees, forest edges

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Males are often brightly coloured, while females and juveniles are cryptically coloured to match their habitat. Agamas are diurnal animals. They are extremely quick and excellent climbers. Their tail cannot be shed or regenerated.
Mostly feed on ants and termites, beetles, flies and moths. During the night they seek shelter in holes in the branches or under the bark. Main agama predators are snakes and birds of prey.

Blue-headed Tree Agama  (Acanthocercus atricollis) -
Blue-headed Tree Agama  (Acanthocercus atricollis) -
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camera:NIKON D300
lens:Sigma 120-300 mm F2.8 APO EX DG IF HSM
extender:Sigma APO 2.0 EX DG
focal length:340 mm
exposure time:1/400 s
location:South Luangwa, Zambia