a field guide to the planet - by Damon Ramsey
The reptiles of the seasonal drier forests of tropical Asia...
Calotes versicolor, 'Oriental/Changeable Garden Dragon/Lizard'. Develops bright red throat in breeding season.
Butterfly Lizards live in open areas, where they construct burrows which they duck into quickly when they are alarmed.
Leiolepsis sp. 'Butterfly Lizard'
Varanus bengalensis, 'Indian/Land/Bengal Monitor'. Found in India, the middle east, and into south-east Asia.
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".