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Lizards in Thetford Forest, Norfolk:

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Absinthe
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Joined: 07 Mar 2011
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Posted: 07 Mar 2011
Hi,

I saw a group of five lizards today (7 Mar 2011), basking on the wall of a house, deep within Thetford Forest.  I presume they are common lizards, but there was a wide variation in colour, including one that was quite green.  Am I right in thinking these are all Zootoca vivipara?

Thanks

4 pics follow:
2 lizards in same shot (i.e. same camera colour balance)

Green:

Brown:

Tan:

Photos (c) copyright Absinthe.


GemmaJF
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Posted: 07 Mar 2011
Yep Zootoca vivipara

There is a lot of variation in colour, the males generally
less drab than the females, we often see very green
individuals. Thetford forest is a great site for common
lizards and adder, must get over there again some time
soon.
Gemma Fairchild, Independent Ecological Consultant
Absinthe
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Posted: 07 Mar 2011
Thanks Gemma.

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