EASTERN BLUE-TONGUE LIZARD

Tiliqua scincoides

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

Eastern blue-tongues are silver with black and brown bands down their backs. As their name suggests they have a blue tongue, when threatened they open their mouths sticking out the broad blue tongue trying to appear large and frightening.

They are found in a wide range of habitat types often hiding in long grasses, leaf litter, logs and even in suburban backyards coming out during the day to bask in the sun.

WHAT THEY EAT

Blue-tongues are omnivores eating a variety of vegetation especially those with soft fruits and berries, they will catch slow insects like snails and slugs as well as eating carrion.

BREEDING

Blue-tongues are solitary animals but during breeding season, September- November, males actively pursue females. They are viviparous, giving birth to 10-19 live young, these young disperse from the adults almost immediately.

  • Location

    Dark green indicates where the Eastern Blue Tongue Lizard can be found