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Mediterranean chameleon (Chamaeleo chamaeleon) looking around clambering through branches. It is displaying green and brown coloration here, which helps to camouflage it in its arboreal habitat. Although this colour provides effective camouflage, it does not change colour to match its surroundings, instead using changes in pattern and colour to indicate its mood, as well as a reaction to light and temperature levels. See clip K006 9790 for the same chameleon with brown coloration.
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