Description The Heath Monitor is similar to the Lace Monitor but usually darker with less distinct pattern and usually has plain dark tail tip (as opposed to banded like Lace Monitor). Young ones have orange and grey pattern on head and body.
Other Names Rosenberg's Goanna
Size up 150cm including tail
Habitat woodlands, heathlands, scrublands and farmlands, where there is sandy soil
Food insects, spiders, frogs, small reptiles, small birds and small mammals. They dig burrows in the sand and find much of their food underground.
Breeding lays up to 12 eggs, usually in termite mound
Range southern coastal areas of Western Australia and South Australia up to the border to Victoria. Also found around Sydney area