Species Details

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Green Bronzeback Tree Snake Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Dendrelaphis cyanochloris
Family : Colubridae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Forests,Low bushes and Trees
Description : They are relatively small, growing to an average length of around 60-90 centimeters, with females being slightly larger than males.
The Green Bronzeback Tree Snake gets its name from its distinctive green coloration on its upper side. They also have a bronze-colored head and neck, with a white or cream-colored belly.
They have a slender body with a long, pointed tail that helps them move swiftly through the trees. As the name suggests, these snakes are arboreal and spend most of their time in trees. They can be found in a variety of forested habitats, from rainforests to mangroves. Green Bronzeback Tree Snakes are diurnal and highly active during the day. They are agile climbers, using their long, prehensile tails to anchor themselves to branches while hunting for prey.
They primarily feed on small lizards, frogs, and insects, which they capture by striking quickly and then swallowing whole.
Breeding occurs during the rainy season, and females typically lay clutches of 3-10 eggs in trees or other elevated locations.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Razia Sultana Setu,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka ; information source:Wikipedia, IUCN Red List Bangladesh Volume-4 2015; photo credit:Thor Håkonsen(www.inaturalist.org/people/Thor Håkonsen), photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.