About this object

Breeding males have a pinkish or grey-brown body with a blue head and a broad blue-white band along the back, belly is pinkish and the throat has a large blue patch, breeding females are orange above. In winter adults are olive to dark brown with a reddish bar across the forehead, a reddish spot above the shoulder and often red or black spots on the flanks. Length up to 33 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Agama mossambica Peters, 1854
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Mozambique Agama
  • Collector
    C J P Ionides
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Africa: Eastern Africa: Tanzania: Newala
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Donated by Charles R.S. Pitman, 1959
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Other number(s)
    Collection Number: R.8539; previous number: 1959.89.54
Object view = Natural Science
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