ASSOC PROF ALISON CREE
Geckos generally are more vocal than skinks, and, in fact, the name ‘gecko’ comes from an Indonesian word for the sound made by a kind of gecko that lives in Indonesia – sounds something like ‘gecko’. But our New Zealand species don't make that particular sound. They’re not particularly vocal, they don't talk too much, but they do sometimes chatter or squeak or make a few noises from time to time.
Acknowledgement: University of Waikato