Do you know about chameleon? Whether your answer is yes or no, But I will tell you everything about it today. It is small in size but does a very excellent in its deeds. If you read the whole article, you too will be amazed. The meaning of chameleon in Gujarati is kachindo and in Hindi, it is known as Girgit. Indian Chameleon is the only species of chameleon found in India, Sri Lanka, and other parts of Asia. Today, I am going to share some interesting facts about the Indian chameleon (Kachindo) and in addition, I will share one YouTube video in which you can see the one chameleon that changes its color.
The Chameleon is a kind of old-world lizard. They belong to the family Chamaeleonidae. The family Chamaeleonidae was divided into two subfamilies: Brookesiinae and Chamaeleoninae
The genus of Indian chameleon is Chamaeleo and Chamaeleo is a genus of chameleons in the family Chamaeleonidae. Therefore, the Indian Chameleon belongs to the family Chamaeleoninae.
According to the last updated taxonomic checklist of the family Chamaeleonidae, a Total of 202 species + 23 subspecies in 12 genera is provided. If you want more information about chameleon species and types, you should read the paper published by Frank Glaw (Vertebrate Zoology): “Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae)“.
Some of the interesting facts about the chameleon are:
The lifespan of a chameleon depends on its species. In most cases, their lifespan is about 3 to 11 years.
The primary aim behind the changing of color is to communicate with other chameleons and to control the body temperature. They changing themselves to dark colours to absorb heat.
The answer is NO. They are neither venomous nor poisonous. So, you may be wondering What happens if a chameleon bites you? In general, Chameleon bites are painful but not dangerous. It is also non-toxic.
I have listed out some most important chameleon questions and answers. Do you have anything new about it? So, please feel free to share with me. I will add it to the below list:
Do you want to see how does a chameleon changes color? If yes, please click on the mentioned youtube video link by ChamalotChameleons: Real chameleon colour change. In the video, You can see how a chameleon changing its color from green to bright yellow in less than a minute.
I have captured the photo of this Indian Chameleon at Nyari dam, Rajkot. The dam is 5 Km far away from the Rajkot. Nyari dam is an attractive place for nature and bird lovers. Chameleon climb anywhere like a spider. Once, while it climbing on a bicycle, I took a photo of it. The title of that post is “Meet the new spider men“.
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Camera used for photography: Canon EOS 1200D
I took a photo of an Indian chameleon at Nyari Dam, Rajkot, Gujarat, India
The following below are Camera Settings & Exposure for the photo :
|Exposure Time||1/320 sec.|
|Focal Length||214 mm|
|Flash Mode||No Flash, compulsory|