Lizards seen in Cyprus

May 29, 2014  •  1 Comment

Starred Agama Lizard

One thing we did see a lot of when we were on Holiday were Lizards, I missed out on one the Snake Eyed Lizard, but managed the others, Sadly I only saw one Snake a brief glimpse of a Whip Snake at Episkopi.

We visited The Mavrokloymbos Dam a few times mainly because it was quite close to the Hotel and secondly because on our first visit we saw loads of things we had never seen before, Birds, lizards , Butterflies and Grasshoppers, if anyone ever goes out to Paphos I would recommend a visit here.

On our first visit we were driving up the road past a Banana plantation when I spotted a Bird sat on the fence, thought how it looked like a Redstart, except this one was all black apart from the top of it's head which was white, cussed my luck that the camera was in the boot, so I didn't get a pic.  I found it later in my book, as a White Crowned Black Wheatear, rare even for Cyprus, never mind grrrrrr :-)

There were plenty of Lizards here, mainly Agama's and the odd Troodos Wall Lizard, I did get a shot of a Spiny Legged Lizard here as well.

Back at the hotel I was going through some pics of the day, I looked up and noticed a Gecko, wow!!! " get a look at this" I shouted to Elaine,  brilliant it was a Turkish Gecko also known as a Mediterranean House Gecko, great to have around, no beasties get past these.

On one of our days out, we stopped of at Mandria, we drove up to the Asprokremmos Dam, we didn't see a lot here or in the fields below, the river had long dried up, I turned over a piece of wood underneath I found a pair of Kotschy's Gecko's, I was very wary about looking under stuff out here, you never know what you might disturb, if it were a Blunt-nosed Viper we could have been in trouble

I never noticed any Skinks on our travels maybe I wasn't looking hard enough, there a few on Cyprus, maybe next time.

On my next Blog I will show some Butterflies we found, Laters Happy Days :-) Starred Agamas Spiny-legged Lizard Spiny-legged Lizard Turkish Gecko or Mediterranean House Gecko Turkish Gecko or Mediterranean House Gecko Kotschy's Gecko Troodos Wall Lizard


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