Dendrelaphis cyanochloris — Blue Bronzeback
Some other names for this species:
My first Malaysian snake was this iridescent diurnal tree snake, which my guide Kurt "Orion" G spotted as it slept at night. We interrupted its beauty sleep to get a few photos. We saw it again when we returned down the trail. In the meantime it had settled into the photogenic pose shown in the second photo above.
This snake had also been sleeping in vegetation when we pestered it for photos, but it had no interest in settling down, and we soon gave up and moved on in the hopes of finding something more unique and/or cooperative.
- Dendrelaphis cyanochloris account on Amphibians & Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia
- Dendrelaphis cyanochloris account on Ecology Asia
- Das, I. 2010. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of South-east Asia
- Das, I. 2012. A Naturalist's Guide to the Snakes of South-east Asia