CLOSED: Which is this reptile? Chameleon?

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

I know this does not fit in to this forum but since I did not know where to post, I'm doing so here.

I spotted this lovely reptile two days ago in my yard. I wonder if this is a chameleon or a full grown Calotes? Could someone clarify? It is a good specimen with black legs and red face!

Dinu

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Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Hi Dinu. That appears to be a Calotes versicolor, common garden lizard. It is a beauty

http://www.ecologyasia.com/verts/lizards/changeable_lizard.htm

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Yes it is, thanks. It quickly clambered up the tree trunk after that shot.

Dinu

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

I also found the difference between the male and female appearance.
Male in breeding season is bigger and colorful.

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Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Neat lizard....

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