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Fence Skink

Despite their common name, a Wandi-wandi will enjoy a garden with lots of shrubs, rocks, logs, and leaf litter!

Lizards Bushland Heathland

Noongar Names: Djildong, Barrl-barrl, Wandi-wandi

Scientific Name: Cryptoblepharus buchananii

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss and predation by cats and foxes

Will they visit?: Fence skinks will visit home gardens

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Fallen logs, thick leaf litter, large rocks, and rockeries

Diet: Fruit, foliage, flowers, invertebrates, snails, and small animals

Water: A shallow water dish or pond

ReWild Benefit: Seed dispersal and pest control

ReWild Benefits

Fence skinks control pests while moving around the landscape. They also control pests and have a fondness for young roaches and bushflies. If you see them in your garden, you can record your sighting on Atlas of Living Australia!

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