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)

Monday, January 30, 2012

West Coast Ctenotus

This is a short video of a nice West Coast Ctenotus (Ctenotus fallens) I found at an old abandoned farm in Wandoo forest, east of Perth. These large skinks are found along the lower southern half of the west coast of Western Australia and moderately common around Perth, especially in low coastal vegetation on sand, but are also found in the Perth hills, especially near granite areas.

You can see a nice glint of sunlight in his eye, most of the time you just see a tail disappearing into the bushes with these fast agile skinks.

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