Green Crested Lizard Bronchocela cristatella is a familiar lizard from parks and gardens, as well as lowland forests to midhills, found on shrubs and tree trunks. It is not one of the flying Draco lizards, but it does make short glides in between trees.
Its range is from Southern Myanmar, Thailand, the Nicobar Archipelago, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo, Java, Lesser Sundas, Mukulu and the Philippines.
It is commonly believed that it changes color to match its surrounding for purposes of camouflage, but actually the usually bright green lizard will change to brown when threatened. It is the most often encountered lizard when we are out in the field shooting birds. Here are some shots of this lizard in its many faces.