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Locale Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:33 pm
by Katrina
I am hoping the Australians on here will feel especially generous and post pictures to help start a locale thread. I'd love to get a collection of photos and an associated name of an area so we can get a better idea of the 'look' of various locales and where they are found. Any species would be great.

Thanks in advance to anyone who contributes!! :D

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:51 am
by Nae
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Heres a young baby from the Jurien Bay/ Mt Lesuar region in Western Aus.

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An adult and 2 pics of Mazi, both from the Kellerberrin/ Gold Fields region

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:28 am
by RoryBreaker
South Australian Western Blue Tongues , Eyre peninsula locale. 6 month and 18month olds.

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Cheers

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:57 am
by RoryBreaker
Shingleback , Tiliqua rugosa aspera New South Wales , just north of Broken Hill

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Cheers

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:34 am
by RoryBreaker
Northern Blue Tongues , known in Aus as Kimberleys / Prince Regents

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The above pic , both animals are in slough

cheers

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:14 am
by Jeff
I don't want to hijack the thread, but those are gorgeous animals Rory and Nae! And welcome to the forum Rory!

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:59 am
by reaperreptiles
:shock: wow, those kimberlys are amazing. I wish australia would open its borders for exporting :( I would love to have a pair of these. You have some gorgoues animals Rory :D

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:46 pm
by Nae
While Im not sure exactly where this guy is from, I thought he would make for an interesting comparison with Rorys South Aus Western Blueys - A West Aus Western Bluey!

Sorry I cut out his nose, he was moving too fast :doh: :lol:

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And a Wembley, Perth, Western Aus area Shingle ( Im not sure if that classifies as coastal or hills form...)

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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:17 am
by critterguy
Welcome Rory-I enjoyed your pictures in chat. I bet others will get a kick out of your other(albeit baby) Northerns.

What is interesting to me is that Kimberley blueys seem to have particularly high bandcount. 9-12 yellow flares on the side of those ones in that case! The most I've seen here in the US is 8-9, seems like the average is about 7. I think I've seen one or two with only 6. Maybe the further North you go the lower bandcount gets? Reason why I noticed this is because my Northern is rather interesting in having two bands that come back together at the bottom so it seems he only has 5-6 portholes on his sides, but looking at the bottom edge you realize one is actually 2 fused together.

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:53 am
by RoryBreaker
Critterguy , I have never given the number of bands any thought. Like most Australians , I have been guilty of taking Blue Tongues for granted , and have only rediscovered the "joys" of keeping Blueys in the last five years or so . Always been more of a Python and Elapid keeper . As such , in the Aussie herp scene , it is very hard to acquire known locality Blueys as it is illegal to collect from the wild in most cases .

Having said this , a good mate who refuses to own a computer has managed to accumulate some Northern blue Tongues of known locality . The pictures you refer to were some of the young he produced in our last breeding season . I managed to lever a few out of his collection :)

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Mataranka
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Katherine
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Darwins
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Some more Darwins
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Kimberleys ( not quite sure exactly where , the Kimberleys is a very large area )

Next time I visit his collection I will endeavour to get some pictures of the parents . Also I will get around to taking some updated shots of these young too .This coming breeding season will have some more locales coming online aswell.

Cheers.

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:58 pm
by El Lobo
Pictures are more like happy snaps than overhead shots for identification but she is representative of Tiliqua nigrolutea living in the upper Blue Mountains of N.S.W. Australia.

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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:35 pm
by Red Ink AUS
Nullabor Road House WA

Eyre Hwy WA
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Steaky Bay SA

150km North towards Port Lincon SA
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Venus Bay SA

Cant remember (just south of Venus Bay SA)
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Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:44 am
by spandangle
T.rugosa rugosa, Perth Hills variant, Kalamunda WA

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This is another one I found only recently on a track near us. This one was at Pickering Brook (not far from Kalamunda).

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Re: Locale Thread

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:36 am
by RoryBreaker
On holidays in Victoria, seen a couple of Blueys on the first day there. An Eastern and a Blotched living within a kilometre of each other.
Both are from the Torquay area .

Re: Locale Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:27 am
by Alioop
That is one *GORGEOUS* Eastern!

Re: Locale Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:10 pm
by jasjmm27
This is a great, and very educational, thread! Thanks to all of you that are participating and sharing your experiential knowledge of these locales. One thing that would also be interesting/helpful to see would be a "landscape" picture of the surrounding area as well...just to get an idea of at least a very specific area of the environment there...

If anyone happens to have "wide angle" pictures or landscape type pics of the area around where the skinks were found, that would be wonderful to see as well. :)

Happy new Year everyone! :thumbs:

Re: Locale Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:52 pm
by Nae
Coastal mid-WA western

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And for Jasjmm, heres a random assortement of landscape photos of locations where I have found mainly shingles -

http://s1093.photobucket.com/albums/i43 ... 20turtles/

Re: Locale Thread

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:04 pm
by Red Ink AUS
Bourke NSW

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Cobar NSW

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Re: Locale Thread

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:21 pm
by jasjmm27
Nae wrote:And for Jasjmm, heres a random assortement of landscape photos of locations where I have found mainly shingles -

http://s1093.photobucket.com/albums/i43 ... 20turtles/


Awesome, thanks Nae! :)

Re: Locale Thread

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:23 pm
by jasjmm27
Red Ink AUS wrote:Bourke NSW

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Cobar NSW

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These are EXACTLY what I was hoping to see more of...the Aspera really seem to be so different throughout Oz and knowing where some of these "types" come from is great...even though it may just be a fact that they all vary great anyway...

Thanks! :)