under the sun

Insight of my observations of both wild and captive Australian herptiles...with a hint of native birds.
Aspiring Ecologist, Conservationist and Herpetologist.

Guthega Skink (Liopholis Guthega)

A medium sized alpine skink (snout-vent 11cm).  Populations are restricted to specific environments, 1600m above sea level; relying on alpine grasslands and heathlands they live among tussocks and underground to avoid predators. The species status is currently endangered due to habitat loss from tourists resorts, climate change and livestock (including feral cattle/horses) in these alpine environments. 

Photo Taken: Healesville Sanctuary