Currawong vs Lizard

To: Natalie Lyons <>
Subject: Currawong vs Lizard
From: Denise Kay <>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2019 22:35:08 +0000
I hear the ultra violet component of blue tongue scares a lot of would be predators , it is quite a flash.

 Macquarie University have done some interesting studies on this 

Badiane, A. et al. Why blue tongue? a potential UV-based deimatic display in a lizardBehavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. June 2018. doi:10.1007/s00265-018-2512-8

Denise Kay
Flying Fox Coordinator
ACT Wildlife

On 28 Feb 2019, at 9:26 am, Natalie Lyons <> wrote:

A bit lucky to witness a funny encounter between a Pied Currawong and Baby Blue Tongue on Tuesday. The lizard held his own and the Currawong walked away empty handed after a few attempts! 
I think Dave Bassett got better shots but I’m happy with these and just to witness such an encounter (with positive outcome in my opinion 😜). 


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