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Observations on Menorca

 

Reptiles & amphibians

08-2008

Hermann’s tortoise

Eurotestudo hermanni

4

European pond terrapin

Emys orbicularis

some

Red-eared terrapin

Trachemys scripta

some

Moorish gecko

Tarentola mauritanica

abundant

Turkish gecko

Hemidactylus turcicus

some

Moroccan rock lizard

Lacerta perspicillata

> 10

Italian wall lizard

Podarcis sicula

abundant

Lilford’s wall lizard

Podarcis lilfordi

> 50

Viperine snake

Natrix maura

1

Other highlights

 

 

Blue rock thrush

Monticola solitarius

1

Pallid swift

Apus pallidus

some

Egyptian vulture

Neophron percnopterus

2

  • SP_kaartMenorca_AL

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    We visited two spots on Menorca.

    SP_kaartMenorca_AL
  • buggys

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    While Ibiza is a trendy club island and Mallorca is adapted for mass tourism, Menorca attracts lots of by tourists riding their special vehicles, the reason why Menorca is often called "Buggy-island".

    buggys
  • eiland

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    My place to be: the islet of Escudrell, habitat of lilord's wall lizard (Podarcis lilfordi).

    eiland
  • engelsen

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    English Manchester fans at a terrace watching an important match. While I was dreaming of the lilfordi's at the probably unreachable islet of Escudrell, these supporters were dreaming of a unreachable victory.

    engelsen
  • brilhagedismuur

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    A wall in the old Town of Ciutadella with a small population of Moroccan rock lizard (Lacerta perspicillata). By far the most common lizard here is the Italian wall lizard (Podarcis sicula), but on this wall I only found Moroccan rock lizard.

    brilhagedismuur
  • brilhagedis1

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    Another specimen of Moroccan rock lizard.

    brilhagedis1
  • tarentola3

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    A Moorish gecko (Tarentola mauritanica) enjoying the early morning sun.

    tarentola3
  • hermannibasis

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    the untouched dunes on the northern part of Menorca are good habitat for Hermann's tortoise (Eurotestudo hermanni).

    hermannibasis
  • lilfordi2

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    Finally I found Lilford's wall lizard (Podarcis lilfordi) on the islet of Escudrell. This species only occur at some islets around Majorca and Menorca.

    lilfordi2
  • lilfordibasis

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    Another specimen of Lilford's wall lizard.

    lilfordibasis