Forest Gecko - Hoplodactylus granulatus
The Forest Gecko is also known as Long-toed Gecko. Its habitat is in the forest or scrub such as manuka where it hides under logs, stones or the loose bark of trees when not active. The forest Gecko can change the intensity of its colours to blend into the background. The Forest Gecko's diet consists of insects, nectar and the fruit of native trees. Like most New Zealand geckos the Forest Gecko is primarily nocturnal and usually 2 and sometimes 3 young are born in autumn or early winter.
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