Oriental Garden Lizard Calotes versicolor

Oriental Garden Lizard
Oriental Garden Lizard
The Oriental Garden Lizard is an agamid common in South and Southeast Asia. As its scientific name indicates, its appearance is variable and it is also known as the Chageable Lizard. it is also called the Crested Tree Lizard.
Oriental Garden Lizard
Oriental Garden Lizard
Oriental Garden Lizard
Males turn orange-/red-headed in the breeding season. Both male and female have the spiky crest. Photos on this page are from Dr Harsha Vardhan Reddy.
Oriental Garden Lizard
It can grow to some 35 cm in length, of which over two-thirds is the tail. Related to iguanas, they don't drop their tails when under attack.