INDO-MALAYAN Freshwater
reptiles

The reptiles of the freshwater lakes, rivers, ponds, wetlands and rice paddy fields of tropical Asia...

Order Crocodilia

Crocodylus palustris, 'Mugger Crocodile', 'Marsh/Broad-snouted Crocodile' (Bundala, Sri Lanka). It is found most commonly in India and Sri Lanka, but is also recorded in Pakistan, Nepal and Iran, but is probably extinct in Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Order Squamata: Lizards & Snakes

Varanus salvator, 'Asian Water Monitor', (Talangama Wetlands, Sri Lanka).

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For the page on the the birds of Asian freshwater habitats
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places to experience Asian freshwater habitats


Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is Micronesia, New Guinea & Indonesia in 2021 with Silversea. Meanwhile I am giving a lecture on the Sunshine Coast (Australia) on the "Sounds of suburban south-east Queensland".