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COMMON (Eastern) BEARDED DRAGON
Pogona barbata

Photo of an Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Clonlea Park, Gawler, South Australia
Photo of an Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Clonlea Park, Gawler, South Australia
(Note it still has some unshed skin on its limbs and chin)

Approximate distribution of the Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata map
Approximate distribution of the Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata)


Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) with beard fully extended at Noarlunga Downs, South Australia
Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) with beard fully extended at Noarlunga Downs, South Australia


Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata
Photo of an Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Redcliffe, Queensland


Photo of an Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Clonlea Park, Gawler, South Australia
Photo of an Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Clonlea Park, Gawler, South Australia


Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken at Mulligans Flat, ACT
Photo of an Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Mulligans Flat, ACT notice the layout of the spines on its head


Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken at Mulligans Flat, ACT
Head shot of an Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Mulligans Flat, ACT


Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken at Mulligans Flat, ACT
Photo of an Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Mulligans Flat, ACT showing the beard fully extended

Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata
Photo of a sub-adult Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Aldinga, South Australia - Notice the patterning on the belly


Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata
Photo of a sub-adult Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Aldinga, South Australia

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Photo of a large Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at the Australian Reptile Park, NSW

Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken at Woolgoolga, NSW
Photo of a male Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Woolgoolga NSW

Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata
Photo of an Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Redcliffe, Queensland

Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken at Woolgoolga, NSW
Head shot of a male Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Woolgoolga NSW



Head shot of a male Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Woolgoolga NSW.
Note the layout of the spines at the back of its head.
Adult Males tend to have a wider head than females.
The female dragon below was found nearby


Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken at Woolgoolga, NSW
Head shot of a female Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Woolgoolga NSW.
Note the layout of the spines at the back of its head.
Adult females tend to have a narrower head than males.
The male dragon in the photo above this female was found nearby


Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken at Woolgoolga, NSW
Gravid female Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Woolgoolga, NSW.


Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata
Photo of an Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Redcliffe, Queensland


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Photo of a gravid female Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken in Dalby Qld


Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken at Woolgoolga, NSW
Notice that in this photo of the same gravid female Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Woolgoolga, NSW, shows the patterning often seen on the bellies of Bearded Dragons.


Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken at Mulligans Flat, ACT
Photo of an Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Mulligans Flat, ACT - notice that this lizard lacks the belly markings often seen on Bearded Dragons


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Photo of a large Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken near Tara Qld
Sometimes when really upset they will extend their large beard, changing their appearance drastically and in many areas locals call them Frill-necks or some similar name, confusing them with the Frilled Lizard, which is not a type of Bearded Dragon.

Photo of a large Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Toohey Forest Park, Brisbane, Qld
Photo of a large Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Toohey Forest Park, Brisbane, Qld


Photo of a large Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Nathan, Brisbane, Qld
Photo of a large Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Nathan, Brisbane, Qld


Photo of a large Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Nathan, Brisbane, Qld
Photo of a large Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Nathan, Brisbane, Qld


Photo of a half grown Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Nathan, Brisbane, Qld
Photo of a half grown Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Nathan, Brisbane, Qld


Photo of a large Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Toohey Forest Park, Brisbane, Qld
Photo of a large Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Toohey Forest Park, Brisbane, Qld


Photo of a large Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Toohey Forest Park, Brisbane, Qld
Photo of a large Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Toohey Forest Park, Brisbane, Qld

Photo of a large Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Toohey Forest Park, Brisbane, Qld
Photo of a large Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Toohey Forest Park, Brisbane, Qld


Photo of a large Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Karawatha Forest Park, Brisbane, Qld
Photo of a large Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Karawatha Forest Park, Brisbane, Qld


Photo of a large Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Karawatha Forest Park, Brisbane, Qld
Photo of a large Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) taken at Karawatha Forest Park, Brisbane, Qld


Common/Eastern Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa aspera) and an underweight Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata)
Adult Common/Eastern Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa aspera) and an underweight Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata),
found curled up together under some debris at Monarto, SA



Close up photo of the underweight Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata),
that was found curled with a Common/Eastern Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa aspera) at Monarto, SA


Common Eastern BEARDED DRAGON Pogona barbata THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA  
Those from the eastern states tend to be larger than those from the western limit of their range (in the state of South Australia).
This species may remain still when approached or it may make a run for it and hide.
Notice that the patterning on its belly (often seen on Bearded Dragons) is visible in this photo.


Common Bearded Dragons are more highly strung than Inland Bearded Dragons,
and although captive bred animals seem to adapt well to captivity if kept properly,
older wild caught animals may be problematic.

This species is one of the larger species of Bearded Dragons.

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