Re: (SPAM) [Birding-Aus] Asian House Gecko

To: Paul & Irene Osborn <>, bird <>
Subject: Re: (SPAM) [Birding-Aus] Asian House Gecko
From: Syd Curtis <>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 14:48:20 +1000
Pale grey little lizards, with darker mottling, up to about 8 cm long.  Most
easily identified by their quite loud "chuck chuck chuck chuck chuck chuck"
call.  I think that Australian geckos do not make audible calls.

Here in suburban Brisbane (Hawthorne) there are no native geckos.  Our
little skinks do not hunt at night, so the Asian Geckos aren't directly
competing with them, and I find myself unable to regard them as exotic

Except in winter we commonly have up to four at a time catching moths on the
fly-screen of our kitchen window.  In nature they are flat to the surface on
which they are standing (lying?).  They have no need to look beneath them.
So they have evolved with eyes that look upwards.  Thus on our fly-screen we
are looking at their underside.  They don't see us, so they behave quite
naturally as if we are not there.

I cannot but like them.  Not quite so welcome inside the house, but again, I
can't help liking the very young - tiny little lizards about 2 cm long.



> From: "Paul & Irene Osborn" <>
> Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 11:58:13 +1100
> To: <>
> Subject: Re: (SPAM)  [Birding-Aus] Asian House Gecko
> I'm 
> not sure what an Asian House Gecko is, but this may well have been one.
> Paul Osborn


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