Common Barking Geckos

Common Barking Geckos

Postby Mongoose » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:19 am

Common Barking Gecko - Ptenopus g.garrulus - West of Port Nolloth - Copyright of David Maguire

Barking Geckos live in sandy habitats. The males call from their burrows from late afternoon in a chorus(tich,tich,tich) which sounds like marbles hitting one another..

ImageCommon Barking Gecko - Ptenopus g.garrulus by David Maguire, on Flickr

ImageCommon Barking Gecko - Ptenopus g.garrulus by David Maguire, on Flickr

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Re: Common Barking Geckos

Postby Fooble » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:28 am

Welcome back goose!

Killer images as usual.
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Re: Common Barking Geckos

Postby Mitton » Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:56 am

Awesome pics! Such cool little geckos.
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Re: Common Barking Geckos

Postby Westley Price » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:44 pm

Full of attitude!

Love the little feathers on their toes.
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Re: Common Barking Geckos

Postby Ruan Stander » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:07 pm

One of my all-time favourites even though I've never seen it, despite it being such a common species.
Beautiful photographs too. Do they prefer coarse or fine grained sand ?
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Re: Common Barking Geckos

Postby Mongoose » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:28 pm

Thanks Everyone.

Ruan, they prefer sandy soils but I have found them on plains covered with alluvial gravel as pictured here. They burrow in the soft sandy soils though
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Re: Common Barking Geckos

Postby Westley Price » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:27 pm

Just an observation....isnt west of PN in the Atlantic Ocean? :lol:
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Re: Common Barking Geckos

Postby Mongoose » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:35 am

You are right Westley. West is in the very cold atlantic ocean!

East of Port Nolloth.
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