The dark head and tail of black-headed monitor help them absorb sunlight and warm up their bodies quickly. They thrive in temperatures between 77 degrees and 113 degrees Fahrenheit.
I LIVE IN AUSTRALIA
The black-headed monitor is native to Australia and can be found near rivers in wooded areas and shrublands. They often take shelter in tight spaces such as loose tree bark and rocky crevices.
I AM A CARNIVORE
Although this species eats a variety of insects, they will also eat bird and lizard eggs.
BLACK-HEADED MONITORS ARE SOLITARY
This species prefers to be solitary; they like having their own space. Later in life, they will often find a mate who they will share a space with for a short period of time.