Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Skink Goes Crawlin'.........උරගෙයක් හදුනා ගනිමු

I used to see these lizards around my old place in Panadura quite a lot, but during the near six years I've been in Kurunegala, I've seen them only twice.  This particular one you see in the photos was on a palm tree trunk near the tank of Kurunegala, my second siting of this reptile in this area. I searched online for identifying this one, and it seems to be a Common Skink/ Eutropis carinata lankae/සුලබ හිකනලා,  an endemic subspecies. 

  Eutropis carinata lankae/ Common skink /සුලබ හිකනලා



 Eutropis carinata lankae/ Common skink /සුලබ හිකනලා


11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous colors!! What a cool body shape... Great captures!

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  2. Nice sharp captures! Thanks for the ID too!

    Earlier we used to see lots of them around my area, but recently I didn’t spot any. Could be their losing the ground as well :(

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  3. Hi Amaris, Many many thanks for your appreciation of my work!

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  4. Hi Anjana, Thanks pal,I think habitat loss is the main reason for the decline of the animals we see around.

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  6. Hi ladyfi and Iowa Gardening Woman ,Welcome to my blog and many thanks for the feed back!

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  7. he looks almost iridescent.
    and his little feet are so cute!

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  8. Hi Violetsky,Yep,I find 'em to be among the coolest reptiles around too. Nice seeing you on my blog!

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  9. Yes, they are getting rarer, in my childhood we used to see them frequently.

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