Amphibians such as frogs and toads are cold-blooded animals that metamorphose from a juvenile water-breathing form, to an adult air-breathing form. Amphibians are superficially similar to reptiles. Reptiles such as snakes, lizards, crocodiles are air-breathing whose skin is usually covered in scales.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Reptile (4) - Green Crested Lizard (GCL)
The GCL, in my opinion, is the most photogenic lizard in Singapore. The body colour is bright green, sometimes with a bluish tinge on the head. Its range is in decline possibly due to competition from the more common Changeable Lizard (Calcotes Versicolor). I was lucky to have seen them on a few occasions mostly at Venus Drive (5 times), Pulau Ubin and recently at Margaret Drive.
(Venus Drive - 25 Nov 08)
When threatened, its body can turn into brown colour as seen in the image below:
(Pulau Ubin - 12 Sep 09)
They are usually very skittish to human but on a lucky day, they may allow you to get some close-up shots.