Sights of the rainforest
This brown anole lizard has a large skin 'dewlap' which it can extend and retract.
The anole lizard species also have enhanced vision and depth perception, so able to see dewlap colouration from a distance.
This means the dewlap can be multiple purpose!
It can make the lizard appear much bigger than it is, and it can indicate to other lizards or species when territorial boundaries are crossed, or for a male to attract a female.
Dewlap movements are often accompanied by head bobs & other displays.
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