Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Sinai Agama – Blue Lizard

Though brown in color and relatively inconspicuous throughout much of the year, male Sinai Agamas show their true colors each breeding season by turning a striking shade of bright blue.

Photo: Ester Inbar
Sinai Agamas are lizards native to arid climates throughout much of the Middle East. They are diurnal carnivores, spending their days hunting for small insects, spiders, and occasionally plants. Mature males undergo their annual color change during the summer, at which time they become very territorial; females retain their normal color during this time, but gain brownish-red spots.

Photo: Lior Golgher

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