Abhishek Bawkar

Fan Throated Lizard (Sitana Ponticeriana)

Found almost everywhere in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, the Fan Throated Lizards (Males) develop vibrant colors on their fan which stetches from the chin to abdomen. This is to attract the female for mating. The breeding period runs only for a couple of weeks during entire year.Just like tigers, every male has got its own territory. Any male entering other lizard's territory is threatened by the territory owner showing aggressiveness as shown in above image.

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