gecko

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any of various small chiefly tropical and usually nocturnal insectivorous terrestrial lizards typically with immovable eyelids

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Geckoes mainly hunt at night, slowly stalking and pouncing on their prey.
Geckoes in turn are preyed upon by some of our small nocturnal mammals such as, dunnarts, planigales, antechinus, etc.
Geckoes shelter in crevices, under rocks, bark and even in leaf litter.
The many varieties of geckoes emit remarkably different sounds from croaks to high-pitched, bird-like chirps or clicking sounds.
A couple of common geckoes are bynoe's (Heteronotia binoei) and the tree dtella (Gehyra variegata).