AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
Covering Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.
Specimens above are from the New England Tablelands, Armidale, NSW
This specimen is from Toowoomba, QLD.
Cunninghams Skink is a common species usually found in rocky areas. Pattern varies from area to area and it often lives in family groups or colonies. Although often kept and easily bred in captivity they tend to be timid so are not so east to handle. They give birth to approximately 3 -7 live babies which may live in the same rock crevice till quite large.
Like bluetongues they may drop their tail if you try and pull them out of a crevice by the tail. The tail regrows very slowly and looks different to the original tail.
Those in Victoria have less patterning than most pictured above.
They tend to be more timid than bluetongues and are not so common in peoples gardens. They eat a variety of food like insects and vegetable matter including "weeds and grass" which means they don’t have to venture far from their crevices to find food.