SKINKING SOME MORE
As mentioned before, skinks were a common feature on Mt. Makiling, and we managed to catch one for some photographs, a skink I identified as Pinoyscincus abdictus aquilonius. These were very active skinks, and many could be observed scurrying in the undergrowth for food and shelter. And amongst the leaf litter, we found another Platymantis dorsalis, but this one being a drab version of the one we saw earlier. Further up we saw a skink sunning on a tree trunk -- I did a mental appraisal and concluded that it must have been a species of Dasia. Skinks from this genus were not often observed, and when they were, it was usually the species D. grisea, an attractive species with coppery-pink dorsum and apple-green venter. However, due to its distance from us, a concrete identification was difficult to present.
A tiny and cheeky skink was found and caught, and might be a juvenile of Parvoscincus decipiens. This individual repeatedly tried to bite us, and soon released after we took some photos of it.