Iguana iguana, 01 January 2010

Iguana iguana, the Green iguana;
Miami-Dade county, Florida (01 January 2010).

A fairly robust male Green iguana throwing out some communicative action in Miami-Dade county. Large males can actually turn fairly orange during the breeding season. This is to impress both females and competing males. This male is also doing a bit of head-bob/dewlap displaying. The dewlap is that large fold of skin under the head. For many lizards, the dewlap is an important component of their communicative displays.

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