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Western Bearded Dragon

A resident ‘beardie’ is a good sign your garden is in good condition. They're often seen basking on branches or large rocks in the garden while they scan their eyes for predators and prey.

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Noongar Names: Not Known

Scientific Name: Pogona minor

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss and predation by cats and foxes

Will they visit?: Bearded Dragons are well known to venture into home gardens located near reserves, parks, and bushlands

Natural Distribution: Widespread and common 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, and invertebrates

Water: A shallow water dish or pond

ReWild Benefit: Seed dispersal and pest control

ReWild Benefits

Bearded Dragons disperse seeds and control pests while moving around the landscape. Moving seeds around our neighbourhoods helps maintain biodiversity as we work to drive a more effective ecosystem. If you see them in your garden, you can record your sighting on Atlas of Living Australia!

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