Ioannina

 

Reptiles & amphibians

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Fire salamander

Salamandra salamandra

larv

larv

larv

-

Common newt

Lissotriton vulgaris

few

sev

sev

few

Alpine newt

Mesotriton alpestris

-

-

1

-

Italian crested newt

Triturus carnifex

-

-

1

-

Yellow-bellied toad

Bombina variegata

sev

1

sev

sev

Common toad

Bufo bufo

-

1

3

-

Green toad

Pseudepidalea viridis

-

-

1

-

Common tree frog

Hyla arborea

-

-

few

-

Balkan stream frog

Rana graeca

1

-

few

-

Marsh frog

Pelophylax ridibundus

sev

sev

sev

-

Epirus water frog

Pelophylax epeiroticus

Sev

-

sev

sev

Hermann’s tortoise

Eurotestudo hermanni

sev

6

2

-

Dalmatian algyroides

Algyroides nigropunctatus

sev

few

3

-

Green lizard

Lacerta viridis

few

sev

sev

sev

Balkan green lizard

Lacerta trilineata

-

few

sev

-

Common wall lizard

Podarcis muralis

sev

sev

3

-

Balkan wall lizard

Podarcis taurica

sev

5

sev

sev

Erhard’s wall lizard

Podarcis erhardii

-

-

sev

sev

Slow worm

Angius fragilis

1

-

1

-

Worm snake

Typhlops vermicularis

2

-

-

-

Balkan whip snake

Hierophis gemonensis

3

1

-

-

Dahl’s whip snake

Platyceps najadum

1

-

-

1

Four-lined snake

Elaphe quatuorlineata

-

1

-

-

Grass snake

Natrix natrix

4

3

10

-

Dice snake

Natrix tessellata

>20

4

6

sev

Smooth snake

Coronella austriaca

-

-

1

-

Nose-horned viper

Vipera ammodytes

-

-

1

-

Other highlights

 

 

 

 

Glossy Ibis

Plegadis falcinellus

 

 

x

 

White-eyed Pochard

Aythya nyroca

 

 

x

 

Black Stork

Ciconia nigra

 

 

 

x

Squacco Heron

Ardeola ralloides

 

 

 

x

Night Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax

 

 

 

x

  • ©Bart Siebelink-Ioannina

    http://www.klooiplek.eu/images/trips/preview/846.jpg

    The lake is the big source of life here. On one border lies the city of Ioannina, the opposite borders are very rich habitats. Many birds, many insects, many reptiles.

    ©Bart Siebelink-Ioannina
  • gr-papa612

    http://www.klooiplek.eu/images/trips/preview/739.jpg

    A fruitful discussion with a waiter and an orthodox priest about the dangers of eastern
    spadefoot, "Astrites" (Dahl's whip snake always looking at the stars) and horseshoe whip
    snakes around Ioannina (!).

    gr-papa612
  • juvtrilini612

    http://www.klooiplek.eu/images/trips/preview/742.jpg

    juvenile Balkan green lizard.

    juvtrilini612
  • ranagraeca612

    http://www.klooiplek.eu/images/trips/preview/743.jpg

    Balkan streamfrog near Kipi. Usually encountered in or near permanent mountain streams
    with rocky beds.

    ranagraeca612
  • erhardiiGR612

    http://www.klooiplek.eu/images/trips/preview/749.jpg

    In contrast to the robuster common wall lizard (sub species Albanica), Erhard's wall
    lizard is more ground dwelling.

    erhardiiGR612
  • ©Bart Siebelink-chierophis gemonensis

    http://www.klooiplek.eu/images/trips/preview/844.jpg

    Balkan whipsnake (Hiërophis gemonensis) is fairly abundant all over the westcoast. You find them in all sizes, indicating reproduction all over. But stay sharp if you want to come close to one, because they're very quick.

    ©Bart Siebelink-chierophis gemonensis
  • ©Bart Siebelink-hierophis gemoensis2

    http://www.klooiplek.eu/images/trips/preview/845.jpg

    Here again a portrait of balkan whipsnake.

    ©Bart Siebelink-hierophis gemoensis2