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Plain Palm-Dart (Cephrenes acalle)

Date

September 20, 2021 08:00 AM IST

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Resplendent Shrubfrog (Raorchestes resplendens)

Observer

hari_krishnan_

Place

Kerala, IN (Google, OSM)

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Sparrowhawks and Goshawks (Genus Accipiter)

Observer

hopeland

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Date

October 29, 2021 05:46 PM IST

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Crab-Plover (Dromas ardeola)

Observer

sssuresh

Date

December 20, 2019 01:14 PM +04

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Observer

odonut

Date

September 5, 2021 07:42 AM IST

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Ramaswami’s Six Lineblue (Nacaduba sinhala ssp. ramaswamii)

Observer

ramasamy

Date

February 22, 2021 11:18 PM UTC

Place

Eco Park (Google, OSM)

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Hump Snout Lizard (Lyriocephalus scutatus)

Observer

pasindu_dilshan

Place

Missing Location

Description

Let's meet the most fascinating agamid in Sri Lanka!🇱🇰

*Sinhala- ගැට හොඹු කටුස්සා/කරමල් බෝදිලියා
*English- Hump-nosed lizard/Hump snout lizard/Lyre head lizard
*Scientific name- Lyriocephalus scutatus(Linnaeus, 1758)

This is the largest agamid lizard that endemic to Sri Lanka.This species widely distributed in wet and intermediate zones. Lives in canopy primary and secondary forests in Sri Lanka.When it feels something dangerous happening around,suddenly opens its bright red colour mouth and also males expand their dewlaps. They feed on earthworms,insects and ect. Sinharaja rainforest,Kanneliya rainforest are well known localties for this species and usually can be found around the water resources. A very CALMFUL,COLOURFUL and GORGEOUS agamid that can be found easily in Sri Lanka.But, the behaviors after feeling threatened are very SCARY!You can see well the sharp teeth and the red colour inside its mouth in this picture!Luckily,we observed this amazing creature for the very first time!

Check-
A Naturalist's guide to the Reptiles of Sri Lanka 2nd edition by Anslem de Silva & Kanishka Ukuwela(page35)

A study of behavior, habitat, distribution and ecology on Lyriocephalus scutatus (Linnaeus, 1758) in Sri Lanka
( https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318816051_A_study_of_behavior_habitat_distribution_and_ecology_on_Lyriocephalus_scutatus_Linnaeus_1758_in_Sri_Lanka )

Behavioral ecology and microhabitat use by Lyriocephalus scutatus (Linnaeus, 1758): A monotypic genus in Sri Lanka (Reptilia: Agamidae: Draconinae) with notes on the taxonomy
( https://www.researchgate.net/publication/236231204_Behavioral_ecology_and_microhabitat_use_by_Lyriocephalus_scutatus_Linnaeus_1758_A_monotypic_genus_in_Sri_Lanka_Reptilia_Agamidae_Draconinae_with_notes_on_the_taxonomy )

📷 ©Pasindu Dilshan|2021

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Myristica Sapphire (Calocypha laidlawi)

Observer

hari_krishnan_

Date

July 18, 2021 04:53 PM UTC

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Southern Birdwing (Troides minos)

Date

August 21, 2021 08:36 AM IST

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Nilgiri Four-Ring (Ypthima chenu)

Observer

ansilbr

Date

March 12, 2011 12:33 PM UTC

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Southern Birdwing (Troides minos)

Observer

rajeevpr

Date

September 11, 2021

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Date

August 28, 2021 02:18 PM IST

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Emerald Spreadwing (Lestes elatus)

Observer

hayath_mohammed

Date

November 28, 2020

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Narrow-banded Bluebottle (Graphium teredon)

Date

May 10, 2021 08:49 AM IST

Description

Just emerged