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Fiji Island Banded Iguana

Brachylophus bulabula

Range

  • Fijian islands

Habitat

  • Forests and Mangrove swamps

Diet

  • Leaves
  • Fruit such as banana and papaya
  • Flowers of trees and shrubs, particularly hibiscus flowers of the Vau tree (Hibiscus tiliaceus)

This arboreal species rarely comes to the ground except when laying eggs.

This island-dwelling species is one of the most colorful members of the iguana family. Males are green with blue bands. Females are either solid green or green with blue or white neck spots. These iguanas are considered a national treasure by the government of Fiji and have even been featured on currency and stamps.

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