31 Dec 2015

A very blue Sinai Agama – Records by Viv Wilson

Whilst birding near Tabuk, Viv Wilson found a very blue coloured Sinai Agama. Populations can be found on vertical rocks, rock steps and amongst boulders often in the vicinity of water. They can occur in precipitous wadis surrounded by dense vegetation, with the animals usually seen on the top of boulders. They do not however require water, obtaining moisture from their insect prey. I thank Mansur Al Fahad for correcting the identity of this Agama.










2 comments:

  1. Jem
    This is Male Sinai Agama Pseudotrapelus sinaitus ، the anderson's agama not found north of Taif.i know that this animals it's very similar so the differences are anatomical.
    Regards
    Mansur

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    1. Mansur

      Thanks very much for the correction. I have edited the post. Sorry for the delayed reply but been OOK in Tanzania.

      Jem

      Jem

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