Cunningham's Skink at Bald Rock National Park just over the Queensland border in New South Wales. These lizards were basking on the bare rock
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CUNNINGHAM'S SKINK FACTS
Cunningham's Skink colour varies from almost totally black with a few white spots, to grey with black bands, to rusty red colour.
around large rock outcrops, sheltering in crevices or under large slabs of rock
mainly vegetarian, eats flowers, berries, shoots and leaves. Juveniles are mostly insect eaters.
4 and 6 live young. These usually stay with parents for several years in family groups.
southern Queensland to western Victoria,
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
The ridged backward-facing scales of the lower body and tail make it difficult for predators to extract the lizards from rock crevices.
|Common Name:||Cunningham's Skink|
Relatives in same Genus
Hosmer's Skink (E. hosmeri)
King's Skink (E. kingii)
Land Mullet (E. major)
Stoke's Skink (E. stokesii)
White's Skink (E. whitii)