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Tropical & Subtropical
Moist Broadleaf Forest


Order Squamata: Lizards & Snakes

Family Chameleonidae

A chameleon walking. 

Even though most people associate chameleons with only Madagascar, but they can be quite common (and are speciose) in the African forest, even on the edge in agricultural land. However, they are hard for a visitor's eye to find, so you may have to ask a local or go with a guide to find them.

(Rwenzori, Uganda)

Trioceros bitaeniatus, 'Side-striped Chameleon', (Rwenzori, Uganda). Central & eastern Africa.

(Rwenzori, Uganda)

Trioceros johnstoni, 'Rwenzori/Johnston's Three-horned Chameleon'. Restricted distribution, endemic to the higher altitude forests of the Albertine Rift in Uganda, DRC, Burundi and Rwanda. 

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Can't go travelling until everything settles down? Here I am doing a virtual guided walk for Noble Caledonia, and here I am doing other virtual guided walks...