The people, places and wildlife of Siargao Island, Philippines

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sailfin lizard on siargao island

Sailfin Lizard in the Treetops!

This sailfin lizard is easily the largest we’ve seen around our property here on Siargao island in the Philippines. And it showed up in such an unexpected spot…

August 27, 2017

The Philippine sailfin lizard (Hydrosaurus pustulatus) on Siargao island.

The Philippine Sailfin Lizard (Hydrosaurus pustulatus)

We’ve written before about the large sailfin lizards that lurk outside our kitchen window. Recently, I’ve been seeing smaller juvenile sailfin lizards in the river out back. While they are skittish and will bolt and scamper over water when alarmed, they do often rest unobserved for long periods on rocks and branches.

July 28, 2017

A Hydrosaurus Sailfin Lizard on Siargao Island in the Philippines.

A Hydrosaurus Sailfin Lizard

This sailfin lizard of the genus Hydrosaurus paused just long enough outside of our house this afternoon for me to get a few pictures.

June 7, 2017