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Monitor/GeckoVaranus varius

Lace Monitor at Nanima, NSW

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Varanus varius at Nanima, NSW - 3 Oct 2016
Varanus varius at Nanima, NSW - 3 Oct 2016

Identification history

Monitor/Gecko Varanus varius 3 Feb 2018 WillO
Monitor/Gecko Varanus varius 3 Feb 2018 81mv

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Significant sighting

5 Feb 2018

Recent Tree Goanna records within the Canberra region are very rare and far between


WillO wrote:
   3 Feb 2018
Well done - a very useful record of the Lace Monitor (Varanus varius). We do get regular records of Rosenberg's Monitor (another species of goanna) from out towards Gundaroo but Lace Monitor's seem to be exceptionally rare in the Canberra region. Keep up the good recording. WillO
81mvSignificant Sighting - 81mv has made a recognised, significant sighting! wrote:
   4 Feb 2018
Thanks. We have started to see the lace monitors a few times a season just in the last couple of years here - usually when they come chasing the rosella chicks nesting in our trees.
Though they’re sometimes after bigger prey - our neighbors just had one big monitor take one of their ducks!

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 3 Oct 2016 Recorded on
  • 81mv Recorded by

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