Saturday, 19 November 2016

Blotched Blue-tongue Lizards (Tiliqua nigrolutea)

Several Blotched Blue-tongue Lizards (Tiliqua nigrolutea) have been seen in the backyard over the last few weeks. You'll notice one of the lizards has a large tick on it. This should fall off naturally soon. These are the largest lizards we have in Tasmania and can reach just over half a metre or 550mm. (21.7 inches).  The Blotched blue-tongue is found in the south-east of Australia and Tasmania. On the mainland it is usually found at higher elevations but here in Tassie it is found from sea level up to around 750m. They are omnivorous, feeding on insects, snails, flowers, and fruit. In a backyard situation they will be attracted by pet food and your strawberry patch.



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12 comments:

  1. Hello, and Good morning!:) I'm back and enjoying my first day of visitations. This large, and aptly named lizard is a beauty. Thank you for sharing this Tasmanian reptile. Have a great weekend.:)

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  2. Hello, awesome video. The blue tongue on the lizard is cool. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thanks Eileen as always for the link up.

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  3. such an amazing video of this lizard. thank you for sharing this!

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    1. Thanks Jeanne. Glad you enjoyed it. There are at least two individuals in that video. Possible three (I can't remember)

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    1. Thanks for your comment ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®©.

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  5. I think this may be the same species I saw a week or so ago - just it did not look very blotched!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Thanks Stewart. You get both Eastern Blue-tongues and Blotched Blue-tongues in Melbourne.

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  6. Boa tarde, maravilhoso video com 4,50 de boa imagens que mostram na perfeição como o equilibrismo do ecossistema é feito, a natureza cria com a certeza do beneficio.
    Boa semana,
    AG

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    1. Obrigado pelo seu comentário "Existe Sempre Um Lugar".

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