Observations near Delphi

 

Reptiles & amphibians

1998

1999

2000

Green toad

Bufo viridis

1

 

2

Marginated tortoise

Testudo marginata

3

2

1

Turkish gecko

Hemidactylus turcicus

1

3

few

Kotschy’s gecko

Mediodactylus kotschyi

1

 

few

Balkan green lizard

Lacerta trilineata

2

few

 

Common wall lizard

Podarcis muralis

few

 

 

European glass lizard

Ophisaurus apodus

 

1

 

Montpellier snake

Malpolon monspessulanus

 

 

1

Worm snake

Typhlops vermicularis

2

 

 

Balkan whip snake

Hierophis gemonensis

 

1

 

Dahl’s whip snake

Platyceps najadum

3

 

 

Four-lined snake

Elaphe quatuorlineata

1

 

 

Nose-horned viper

Vipera ammodytes

 

 

1

Other highlights

 

 

 

Ladybird spider

Cinnaberinus Eresus

x

 

 

Subalpine warbler

Sylvia cantillans

x

 

 

Common scops owl

Otus scops

 

x

 

Western rock nuthatch

Sitta neumayer

 

x

 

Giant peacock moth

Saturnia pyri

 

x

 

  • © Bart Siebelink Malpolon

    http://www.klooiplek.eu/images/trips/preview/850.jpg

    A large montpellier snake (Malpolon insignitus) in an olive garden near Delphi. There was some trash, but this offers good shelter to animals. This snake for example took shelter under a wooden door.

    © Bart Siebelink Malpolon
  • ©Bart Siebelink-cyrtodactylus

    http://www.klooiplek.eu/images/trips/preview/851. kotchyi

    Kotchi's gecko inhabited one of the many regilious small chapels that you occasionally see alongside the road.

    ©Bart Siebelink-cyrtodactylus
  • groenepad612

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    The female Green toad oftenly has more marked blotches than the male.

    groenepad612
  • ©Bart Siebelink-chalcides occellatus

    http://www.klooiplek.eu/images/trips/preview/852.jpg

    Occelated skink was abundant on the penninsula Evia (just north from Athens)

    ©Bart Siebelink-chalcides occellatus