And the bush has friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him, In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended, And at night the wonderous glory of the everlasting stars.

Banjo Paterson (1889)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Crested Dragon Video

In keeping with the dragons theme, here is a short video of a Crested Dragon (Ctenophorus cristatus)
found warming itself on a rock along the Hyden-Norseman Road, in the south-eastern part of Western Australia. A wonderful area of extensive Salmon Gums woodlands with big rock outcrops. This dragon except for the tail and leg bands, lacks the usual colours so is probably a juvenile or young female.

These lizards belong to a group often called Bicycle Dragons, because when they run fast they are upright and running on their back legs.

1 comment:

Stu said...

BIcycle Dragons! What a great name, sounds like a pro cycling sport team from east Asia..........