The frill-necked lizard is indigenous to Australia and New Guinea. It can form a large neck ruff that resembles an umbrella. The sudden stretching of the collar makes the animals look bigger and is intended to scare off enemies. However, the stretching can also play a role in the animals’ communication. The frill-necked lizard is a diurnal tree-dweller. It feeds on insects. By running upright on its hind legs, it can travel very quickly along the ground. Like kangaroos and koalas, frill-neck lizards are a symbol of the country. They are not regarded as endangered.
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