Nederland / the Netherlands

Our Dutch species:

 

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salamanders

 

 

Fire salamander

Salamandra salamandra

Vuursalamander

Northern crested newt

Triturus cristatus

Kamsalamander

Alpine newt

Mesotriton alpestris

Alpenwatersalamander

Common newt

Lissotriton vulgaris

Kleine waterslamander

Palmate newt

Lissotriton helveticus

vinpootsalamander

 

 

 

Frogs

 

 

Yellow-bellied toad

Bombina variegata

Geelbuikvuurpad

Common midwife toad

Alytes obstetricans

Vroedmeesterpad

Common spadefoot

Pelobates fuscus

knoflookpad

Common toad

Bufo bufo

Gewone pad

Natterjack

Bufo calamita

rugstreeppad

Common tree frog

Hyla arborea

boomkikker

Common frog

Rana temporaria

Bruine kikker

Moor frog

Rana arvalis

heikikker

Marsh frog

Pelophylax ridibundus

Meerkikker

Pool frog

Pelophylax lessonae

Poelkikker

Edible frog

Pelophylax kl. esculentus

Bastaardkikker

 

 

 

Lizards

 

 

Sand lizard

Lacerta agilis

Zandhagedis

Viviparous lizard

Zootoca vivipara

Levendbarende hagedis

Common wall lizard

Podarcis muralis

Muurhagedis

Slow worm

Angius fragilis

Hazelworm

 

 

 

Snakes

 

 

Grass snake

Natrix natrix

Ringslang

Smooth snake

Coronella austriaca

Gladde slang

Adder

Vipera berus

Adder

 

 

 

  • Netherlands-map

    http://www.klooiplek.eu/images/trips/preview/877.jpg

    The Netherlands. The dark-blue parts are below sea level. 1. de Randstad (Rim City), 2. het Gooi, 3. the Veluwe, 4. Drenthe

    Netherlands-map
  • Bart Siebelink-KP-Netherlands2010-16

    http://www.klooiplek.eu/images/trips/preview/878.jpg

    Typical Dutch polder landscape. A polder is agricultural land that used to be water. Most of the blue areas on the map are polders. The water was originally pumped out by windmills.

    Bart Siebelink-KP-Netherlands2010-16
  • Kp-Netherlands-Bart-Siebelink2010

    http://www.klooiplek.eu/images/trips/preview/879.jpg

    The black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa) is the flagship birdspecies of the polder. The Netherlands harbour over 90% of the world's breeding population. But this is rapidly decreasing.

    Kp-Netherlands-Bart-Siebelink2010
  • Bart Siebelink-KP-Netherlands2010-14

    http://www.klooiplek.eu/images/trips/preview/880.jpg

    Agriculture is upscaling at a high rate, the polders become more and more sterile and the godwit population is slowly dying.

    Bart Siebelink-KP-Netherlands2010-14