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Notiable native wild animals in my country

Discussion in 'Europe - General' started by Nikola Chavkosk, 21 Mar 2016.

  1. Nikola Chavkosk

    Nikola Chavkosk Well-Known Member

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    I liked to present some more notiable native wild animal species that can be found in South-East Europe, in the Republic of Macedonia, as country in a transitional zone from Mediterranean to warm-continental climatic-, vegetation- and animal- zones. In the south trough river valleys, Mediterranean species have penetrated inland, and from the north, we already have a more typical European fauna. Some birds belong to the Southern Europe, Middle East, and North Africa only (like Egyptian vulture - Western subspecies).

    Otherwise, in this country there are about 70 native species of mammals, 330 species of birds, 35 species of reptiles, 20 species of amphibians, 60 species of freshwater fish, and many invertebrates.

    (Mammals)
    Eurasian brown bear
    Eurasian gray wolf
    Golden jackal
    Red fox
    Balkan lynx (subspecies or even different species, from Eurasian lynx, with only about 30 animals left in the world)
    European wild cat
    Marbled polecat (vulnerable small carnivore species, and very beautifull)
    European otter

    Fallow deer
    Red deer
    Roe deer
    Chamois
    Muflon (introduced)
    European boar (Mediteranean subspecies)

    Several bat species

    (Birds)
    Egyptuan vulture (Western subspecies, only about 40 birds left in all country)
    Griffon vulture (about 100 birds)
    Cinereus vulture (less than 5 left)
    Bearded vulture
    Golden eagle
    Common shelduck
    Black stork
    White stork
    Dalmatian pelican
    European golden oriole
    European beeater
    European roller

    (Reptiles)
    Nose horned viper (Vipera ammodytes, the most poisonous snake in Europe, related to true vipers like Russels viper for example)
    Common european adder (Vipera berus)
    Vupera ursini
    Cat snake (poisonous colubrid snake)
    Malpolon monspessulanus (poisonous colubrid snake, Montpelier snake)
    European sand boa (Eryx jaculus)
    Elaphe quatorlineata
    Aesculapian snake (Zamenis longissimus)
    Leopard snake (Zamenis situla)
    Dolichopis caspius
    Typhlops vermicularis (worm snake)
    Platyceps najadum (orange snake)
    Coronella austriaca
    Natrix natrix
    Natrix tessellata

    Greek tortoise
    Herman's tortoise
    At least two turtles species (one introduced)

    Many lizard species, including european green lizard, european legless lizard (Pseudopus apodus), Erchards wall lizard (Podarcis erchardii) and Kotschy's gecko (Cyrtopodion kotschyi)

    Amphibians.
    Fish, mostly endemic for lakes and rivers, like Ohrid salmon trout.

    Invertebrates, many, like mediteranean black widow spider (Latrodectus tredecimguttatus), and four species of scorpions (Mesobuthus gibbosus - with most toxic venom of all, Euscorpius italicus, Euscorpius hadzii, and Euscorpius carpathicus), and Mediteranean freshwater crab, Potamon fluviatile.


    There were also fossils of giraffes, lions and elephants.

    This is usefull link about birds
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_birds_of_the_Republic_of_Macedonia
     
    Last edited: 21 Mar 2016