Coastal part of Montengro

 

Reptiles & Amphibians

 

06-2011

common toad

Bufo bufo

1

common tree frog

Hyla arborea

calling

agile frog

Rana dalmatina

3

marsh frog

Pelophylax ridibundus

>20

Albanian pool frog

Pelophylax shqipericus

>10

Hermann’s tortoise

Testudo hermanni

>30

European pond terrapin

Emys orbicularis

>20

Balkan terrapin

Mauremys rivulata

1

Turkish gecko

Hemidactylus turcicus

5

Balkan green lizard

Lacerta trilineata

1

Eastern green gizard

Lacerta viridis

5

Dalmatian wall lizard

Podarcis melisellensis

>20

common wall lizard

Podarcis muralis

>40

Greek slow worm

Angius graeca

1

glass lizard

Pseudopus apodus

6

Balkan whip snake

Hierophis gemonensis

2

Dahl’s whip snake

Platyceps najadum

1

Caspian whip snake

Dolichophis caspius

1

Aesculapian snake

Zamis longissimus

1

four-lined snake

Elaphe quatuorlineata

1

Eastern Montpellier snake

Malpolon insignitus

1

grass snake

Natrix natrix

>40

dice snake

Natrix tessellata

6

nose-horned viper

Vipera ammodytes

4

 

 

 

Other highlights

 

 

 

 

 

sea hare

Aplysia depilans

3

Eastern hedgehog

Erinaceus concolor

1

beech marten

Martes foina

1

forest dormouse

Dryomys nitedula

1

Camberwell beauty

Nymphalis antiopa

5

Syrian woodpecker

Dendrocopos syriacus

1

scops owl

Otus scops

1

little owl

Athena noctua

1

 

 

 

  • Bart Siebelink@Montenegro2011-18

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    Fisher huts south of Ulcinj. A fisherman's catch here consists largely of mullets, which are served in the local restaurants.

    Bart Siebelink@Montenegro2011-18
  • Bart Siebelink@Montenegro2011-26

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    The amounts of trash in the forest along some dirtroads were astonishing. Nevertheless this provided excellent habitat to many reptiles.

    Bart Siebelink@Montenegro2011-26
  • muurhagdisopafval612

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    Such has this common wall lizard (Podarcis muralis) in front of pomegranate flowers.

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  • karsthagedis1612

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    Between rubbish of tiles and stones we found several Dalmatian wall lizards (Podarcis melisellensis).

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  • afval612

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    This pool filled with bottles was the climax of 'dump-road'.

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  • ringslangenoppuin612

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    But even in this huge heap of rubbish grass snakes were courtshipping.

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  • Montenegro_©_Bart_Siebelink2011-40

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    They came in good numbers. This single frame catches five heads.

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  • eierenleggen612

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    A Hermann's tortoise (Testudo hermanni) laying eggs near a pool next to 'Broken Bottle Boulevard'.

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  • Montenegro_©_Bart_Siebelink2011-45

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    Nose-horned viper (Vipera ammodytes meridionalis) was common. We found several specimens.

    Montenegro_©_Bart_Siebelink2011-45
  • ammodytes©BS

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    A close look at the pointed snout of a nose-horned viper.

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  • Bart Siebelink@Montenegro2011-19

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    Under this boat in the swamp bording the Sasko Lake we found another nose-horned viper (Vipera ammodytes).

    Bart Siebelink@Montenegro2011-19
  • © Bart Siebelink2011-62

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    Is this the illusive endemic Albanian pool frog (Pelophylax shqipericus)? We didn't dare to be sure about this specimen.

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    Another possible Albanian pool frog.

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  • adaisland612

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    Nature has taken over in this declining bungalow park on Ada island.

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  • MNE_Ada_hazelworm_BV

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    Greek slow worm (Anguis graeca) was found between the ruins at Ada.

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    Greek slow worm (Anguis graeca). Note the white markings on the lips.

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  • bungalowadaisland612

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    Inspection of one of the bungalows. One might find bats in here. Cheap but not suitable for spending the night...

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  • Montenegro_©_Bart_Siebelink2011-36

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    ...But finally we found this excellent place in Jaz! Offering a good view over the Adriatic Sea from our hotel terrace.

    Montenegro_©_Bart_Siebelink2011-36
  • Bleker en Barbara

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    We wished that our subminister Henk Bleker and his daughter (oops, girlfriend) would stay at the beach forever, where he can do no further harm to Dutch nature.

    Bleker en Barbara
  • Montenegro_©_Bart_Siebelink2011-44

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    Grasshoppers were abundant about everywhere we looked. Especially on brambles. Large species in high numbers. This indicates a rich dish for birds, mammals and reptiles.

    Montenegro_©_Bart_Siebelink2011-44
  • Montenegro_©_Bart_Siebelink2011-37

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    Ben enjoying the tranquilizing landscape of the hills above Jaz.

    Montenegro_©_Bart_Siebelink2011-37
  • MNE_Nigella2_BV

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    Imagine the size of this tiny grasshopper nymph sitting on a Nigella.

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  • butterflies © Bart Siebelink

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    Small butterflies can be so surprising. Especially the right one, excellently mimicking the flower of dry grass, sitting head down at the top end of a stem.

    butterflies © Bart Siebelink
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    A uniformly coloured Dalmatian wall lizard (Podarcis melisellensis).

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  • MNE_Manhattan_BV

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    Good moods and good food in an Ulcinj restaurant.

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    Crabs at night in the harbour of Ulcinj, with lights reflecting in the water.

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    More crabs.

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