Oplurus grandidieri Grandidier’s Madagascar Swift
Anja Community Reserve, Fianarantsoa province, MadagascarApril 27, 2007
Grandidier’s Madagascar Swift (Oplurus grandidieri) Grandidier’s Madagascar Swift (Oplurus grandidieri)
Anja Reserve is strewn with huge boulders, and as the morning grew warmer the surfaces of these boulders gradually filled with two species of Oplurus. These ones were flatter, smaller, more agile, and harder to approach for photos. The others, Oplurus quadrimaculatus, were thicker, larger, slower, and more likely to hang out close to the ground where they could be photographed easily.

Here is a list of all the reptiles and frogs I saw on this trip to Madagascar.

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