Frilled lizard is a type of reptile found in Australia and New Guinea. Its name comes from the large frill around its neck, which usually stays folded against its body. It opens the neck frill when it feels threatened, during courtship or to eliminate excess heat.
It spends the majority of its time in the trees. Its diet consists mainly of insects and small vertebrates.
When faced with danger, it raises its hind legs, unfold the frill, open its yellow mouth and start to hiss. If it doesn’t work , it runs to the safety of a tree without looking back.
The Frilled Lizard is a diurnal lizard meaning that they are active during the day and are resting in the night-time.
The lizard is arboreal and spends most of its time on trunks and limbs of standing trees. Due to its excellent camouflage, it is usually observed only when it descends to the ground after a rainfall or to search for food.
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