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Bronzeback Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis tristis)

Bronzeback Snake Medium-sized, very slender; smooth scales; wide brown or bronze dorsal stripe from head to tail.
Average Length. 1 cm; At Birth: 15 cm. Maximum: 1.5cm
Bronzeback Tree Snakes are long and slender with flat heads and large Eyes. The sides are dark brown or black with a wide light bronze stripe down the center of the back. The underside is whitish, grey or light green. The young are very similar to the adults but have a faint banded pattern which they ose in the first year. The outer edges of the belly scales are notched, forming a fold on either side of the body which serves the snake when it is climbing. There are 8 species of bronzebacks in India, most of which live in hill forests. Distribution Throught India. Found up to 2000 m above sea level in the Himalayas.
They are diurnal and very active even during the hottest part of a summer day. When excited, bronzebacks inflate the neck and body showing white or steely blue interscale colour. They strike and bite with quick jabs but become calm with proper handling.
The female lays aobut 6 long thing eggs in a tree-hole or old bird-nest. Common snake species.

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