18 July 2012

Yellow-spotted Agama again - Sabkhat Al Fasl

Another hot day at Sabkhat Al Fasl, and another day with a few sightings of Yellow-spotted Agama. As mentioned previously these lizards like to climb on top of the tallest shrubs (2 metres) and sit there either enjoying the sun or advertising themselves to females by flashing their blue throats, which return to normal colouration if disturbed. The lizards try to pretend they are sticks if you get close to them and rarely jump from the shrubs. This allows close approach and a good opportunity to photograph them. As can be seen from the photographs the colouration and patterning is quite different from above and below.