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Wall Skink


Wall Skink
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Copyright: Nyssa Brown (nyssajb) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 2 N: 15] (74)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-28
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-31 8:13
Viewed: 4032
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This little guy (or girl? :P) is probably one of the most common creatures around. There were probably about 15 of these running around on the fence in the afternoon sun a couple of days ago but this is the ONLY one that would stay still long enough for me to get off a close shot.

I think this one was quite young compared to the others it was with.

The Cryptoblepharus virgatus, or more commonly known as the Wall Skink or Fence Skink, is more often than not found in urban areas rather than in bush areas.

This particular skink species gets it's common name for the simple fact that you will find it on most vertical surfaces, such as the wall of a house, a fence or on a tree trunk.

The wall/fence skink has two white stripes that go from the eyes to the tip of the tail. It feeds on invertebrates such as small insects. It can be found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Western and South Australia.

Wall skinks grow to approximately 8cm in length.

Note references from faunanet.gov.au


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Bellissimo primopiano di lucertola!
Ottimi i particolari, specialmente l'occhio, mi piace molto!
Benvenuta in Treknature!

Ciao e grazie.
Franco

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