(aka Smooth Newt, Lissotriton vulgaris)
|Monks Eleigh, Suffolk, England
The Common Newt is the most common and widespread of the three newt species found in Britain. The male, seen here in photos 1 and 2, has a wavy crest and a bright orange belly. The female (photo 3) lacks the crest and is duller. Photo 2 shows the male with its tail folded double and it was vibrating rapidly as part of the mating ritual.
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