Kresna Gorge

 

 

Reptiles & amphibians

5-2007

Eastern spadefoot

Pelobates syriacus

1

Common toad

Bufo bufo

1

Green toad

Pseudepidalea viridis

1

Common tree frog

Hyla arborea

chorus

Balkan stream frog

Rana graeca

2 subad.

Marsh frog

Pelophylax ridibundus

chorus

Spur-thighed tortoise

Testudo graeca

4

Green lizard

Lacerta viridis

5

Balkan green lizard

Lacerta trilineata

1

Worm snake

Typhlops vermicularis

12

Montpellier snake

Malpolon monspessulanus

1

Large whip snake

Dolichophis caspius

1

Dahl’s whip snake

Platyceps najadum

12

Leopard snake

Zamenis situla

1

Grass snake

Natrix natrix

1

Dice snake

Natrix tessellata

2

Cat snake

Telescopus fallax

1

Other highlights

 

 

Yellow-banded skipper

Pyrgus sidae

x

Nettle-tree butterfly

Libythea celtis

x

Thread-winged lacewing

Nemoptera sinuata

x

Cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo

x

Golden eagle

Aguila chrysaetos

x

Southern Kresna

 

 

Reptiles & amphibians

 

5-2007

 

5-2010

Yellow-bellied toad

Bombina variegata

 

4 + eggs

   

Agile frog

Rana dalmatina

 

1

   

Marsh frog

Pelophylax ridibundus

 

3

 

50+

Hermann’s tortoise

Eurotestudo hermanni

 

1

   

Spur-thighed tortoise

Testudo graeca

 

4

 

2

Green lizard

Lacerta viridis

 

A few

 

20+

Balkan wall lizard

Podarcis taurica    

 

1

Slow worm

Anguis fragilis (Melnik)    

 

1

Worm snake

Typhlops vermicularis

 

1

   

Grass snake

Natrix natrix

 

1

 

5

Dice snake

Natrix tesselata
   

 

4

Aesculapian snake

Zamenis longissimus (Melnik / Pirin)    

 

9

Nose-horned  viper

Vipera ammodytes    

 

1

European pond terrapin

Emys orbicularis    

 

ca. 10

 

 

 

 

   

Other highlights

 

 

 

   

Large copper

Lycaena dispar

 

1

   

Lattice brown

Kirinia roxelana

 

A few

   

Ivory white-legged damselfly

Platycnemis latipes

 

A few

   

 

Bradyporus dasypus

 

1

   

Grey-headed woodpecker

Picus canus

 

1

   

Strandzha

Reptiles & amphibians

5-2007

5-2010

Common toad

Bufo bufo

1

larvae

Green toad

Pseudepidalea viridis

1

-

Marsh frog

Pelophylax ridibundus

Some

Some

Spur-thighed tortoise

Testudo graeca

1

-

Green lizard

Lacerta viridis

> 10

-

Meadow lizard

Darevskia praticola

About 20

-

Common wall lizard

Podarcis muralis

> 10

>10

Snake-eyed skink

Ablepharus kitaibellii

About 10

3

Slow worm

Angius fragilis

1

-

Large whip snake

Dolichophis caspius

1

1

Aesculapian snake

Zamenis longissima

1 juv.

-

Grass snake

Natrix natrix

2

1

Dice snake

Natrix tessellata

5

2

Nose-horned viper

Vipera ammodytes

1

-

Others

 

 

 

Black stork

Ciconia nigra

1

-

Lesser Spotted Eagle

Aquila pomarina

-

1

Grey-headed woodpecker

Picus canus

-

1

Ground beetle spec

Procerus scabrosus?

3

-

 

Surrounding of Sofia

 

 

Reptiles & amphibians

5-2007

Common frog

Rana temporaria

2

Sand lizard

Lacerta agilis

6

Viviparous lizard

Zootoca vivipara

> 10

Slow worm

Angius fragilis

2

Smooth snake

Coronella austriaca

2

Grass snake

Natrix natrix

1

Adder

Vipera berus

4

Other highlights

 

 

Quail

Coturnix coturnix

Sound

Corncrake

Crex crex

Sound

Ring ouzel

Turdus torquatus

3

 

Black Seacoast (Primorsko)


 

Reptiles & amphibians

5-2007

5-2010

Balkan crested newt

Triturus karelinii

Numerous

3

Common newt

Lissotriton vulgaris

About 5

larvae

Common toad

Bufo bufo

-

1

Fire-bellied toad

Bombina bombina

> 10

Chorus

Eastern spadefoot

Pelobates syriacus

2

8

Common tree frog

Hyla arborea

chorus

3

Agile frog

Rana dalmatina

Abundant

4

Marsh frog

Pelophylax ridibundus

Chorus

> 20

Edible frog

Pelophylax kl. esculentus

Some

Some

Hermann’s tortoise

Eurotestudo hermanni

3

-

Spur-thighed tortoise

Testudo graeca

3

4

European pond terrapin

Emys orbicularis

4

2

Kotschy’s gecko

Mediodactylus kotschyi

2

4

Green lizard

Lacerta viridis

Abundant

Abundant

Balkan green lizard

Lacerta trilineata

1

-

Common wall lizard

Podarcis muralis

> 10

Abundant

Balkan wall lizard

Podarcis taurica

About 10

-

Slow worm

Angius fragilis

2

1

European glass lizard

Ophisaurus apodus

About 20

6

Montpellier snake

Malpolon monspessulanus

1

1

Large whip snake

Dolichophis caspius

8

3

Reddish Whip Snake

Platyceps collaris

-

3

Aesculapian snake

Zamenis longissima

2

-

Grass snake

Natrix natrix

Abundant

> 10

Dice snake

Natrix tessellate

1

1

Nose-horned viper

Vipera ammodytes

About 20

2

Other highlights

 

 

 

Golden jackal

Canis aureus

2

-

Fallow deer

Dama dama

1

-

Red deer

Cervus elaphus

A few

-

Wild boar

Sus scrofa

A few

-

Little bittern

Ixobrychus minutus

1

-

White-headed duck

Oxyura leucocephala

 

1

Large copper

Lycaena dispar

> 10

-

Medicinal leech

Hirudo medicinalis

> 10

-

greater horseshoe bat

Rhinolophus ferrumequinum

>10

some

unidentified small horseshoe bats

Rh. hipposideros, Rh. euryale and/orR. mehelyi

abundant

some

Schreiber’s bat

Miniopterus schreibersii

some?

some

Geoffroy’s bat

Myotis emarginatus

abundant

some

European rhinoceros beetle

Oryctes nasicornis

 

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  • BGmap

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    1: Kresna Gorge, 2: South of Kresna, 3: Black Seacoast (Primorsko), 4:Strandzha, 5: Sophia and surroundings.

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    http://www.klooiplek.eu/images/trips/preview/81.jpg

    The gang: Kosta, Ronald, Arjan, Guido, Sheila and Ben, missing: Bart (who made this picture) and Tiffany (Styling).

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