Common Agama Lizard (Agama agama).

Found throughout Kenya, often basking in the sun on rocks or fallen trees, the dominant male taking the highest spot. They can grow up to 12" (30cm) in length. Also known as the Rainbow Lizard.

Longevity
Up to 30 years in captivity. After rainy seasons, when insects are copious, is when Agamas lay up to 20 eggs in a shallow nest.

Predators
Many predators, including birds and snakes.

Behaviour
The male Agama turns into a very colourful affair of deep blue & red-orange during breeding and attracts females by doing
'push-ups'. At other times, including during night-time, he is a comparitively drab brown colour. They are territorial reptiles and males fight for the females within their area. The dominant male will have up to half-a-dozen females and other subordinate males in his group.

Diet
Primarily insects. Also eats ants, beetles, termites & grasshoppers. If really hungry, will eat leaves and grass. They do not 'hunt', but prefer to wait for prey, catching it with a very sticky tongue.

Photographs
Photographed in Olare Orok Conservancy, Kenya.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Animals
Subcategory:Reptiles
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:agama lizard, animal, kenya, lizard, reptile, wildlife

Agama Lizard ~ On Fallen Tree

Agama Lizard ~ On Fallen Tree

Agama Lizard ~ Female

Agama Lizard ~  Female

Agama Lizard ~ Male,Breeding Colours

Agama Lizard ~ Male,Breeding Colours

Agama Lizard ~ Male, Portrait

Agama Lizard ~  Male, Portrait

Male Agama Lizard ~ Male, On Old Termite Mound

Male Agama Lizard ~ Male, On Old Termite Mound

Agama Lizard ~ Walking On Rock

Agama Lizard ~ Walking On Rock

Agama Lizard ~ Changing Colour

Agama Lizard ~ Changing Colour

Agama Lizard ~ Rock Climbing

Agama Lizard ~ Rock Climbing