Babadag forest and Histria wetlands

 

Reptiles & amphibians

5-2008

Fire-bellied toad

Bombina bombina

3 + call

Green toad

Pseudepidalea viridis

1 road v.

Edible frog

Pelophylax kl. esculentus

several

Marsh frog

Pelophylax ridibundus

several

Spur-thighed tortoise

Testudo graeca

10

European pond terrapin

Emys orbicularis

2

Green lizard

Lacerta viridis

> 20

Sand lizard

Lacerta agilis

> 10

Balkan wall lizard

Podarcis taurica

> 30

Snake-eyed skink

Ablepharus kitaibellii

> 40

Large whip snake

Dolichophis caspius

2

Dice snake

Natrix tessellata

2

Grass snake

Natrix natrix

6

Other highlights

 

 

Long-legged Buzzard

Buteo rufinus

1

Pallid Harrier

Circus macrourus

1

Roller

Coracias garrulus

abundant

Rose-coloured starling

Sturnus roseus

> 45

Red-footed falcon

Falco vespertinus

several

Pratincole

Glareola pratincola

1

Otter

Lutra lutra

1

European souslik

Spermophilus citellus

abundant

“Bush cricket (no english name)

Bradyporus dasypus

abundant

Violet limodore

Limodorum abortivum

x

Red helleborine

Cephalanthera rubra

x

Danube delta - Sfantu Gheorghe

 

Reptiles & amphibians

5-2008

Common newt

Lissotriton vulgaris

larvae

Fire-bellied toad

Bombina bombina

several

Common spadefoot

Pelobates fuscus

10

Green toad

Pseudepidalea viridis

3

Common tree frog

Hyla arborea

calling

Marsh frog

Pelophylax ridibundus

abundant

Edible frog

Pelophylax kl. esculentus

abundant

European pond terrapin

Emys orbicularis

5

Steppe runner

Eremias arguta

4

Sand lizard

Lacerta agilis chersonensis

abundant

Grass snake

Natrix natrix

> 20

Orsini’s viper

Vipera ursinii

4

Other highlights

 

 

Russian sturgeon

Acipenser gueldenstaedtii

1 dead juv.

Pygmy Cormorant

Phalacrocorax pygmaeus

> 100

White pelican

Pelecanus onocrotalus

> 100

Dalmatian pelican

Pelecanus crispus

10

Glossy Ibis

Plegadis falcinellus

> 100

Squacco heron

Ardeola ralloides

> 100

Night heron

Nycticorax nycticorax

> 200

Spoonbill

Platalea leucorodia

x

Red-crested pochard

Netta rufina

8

White-eyed pochard

Aythya nyroca

> 20

White-tailed Eagle

Haliaeetus albicilla

1

Red-footed falcon

Falco vespertinus

several

Whiskered tern

Chidonius hybridus

> 100

Lesser grey shrike

Lanius minor

2

Roller

Coracias garrulus

> 100

Grey headed woodpecker

Picus canus

2 calling

Penduline tit

Remiz pendulinus

> 100

Rose-coloured starling

Sturnus roseus

15

Stone Curlew

Burhinus oedicnemus

2

Black-tailed godwit

Limosa limosa

several

Karpatians (Pietra Neamt)

 

Reptiles & amphibians

5-2008

Alpine newt

Mesotriton alpestris

5

Carpathian newt

Lissotriton montandoni

4

Yellow-bellied toad

Bombina variegata

Abundant!

Common toad

Bufo bufo

2

Green toad

Pseudepidalea viridis

calling

Common frog

Rana temporaria

larvae

Edible frog

Pelophylax kl. esculentus

> 30

Sand lizard

Lacerta agilis

Abundant

Viviparous lizard

Zootoca vivipara

2

Common wall lizard

Podarcis muralis

4

Slow worm

Angius fragilis

2

Grass snake

Natrix natrix

1

Other highlights

 

 

Alpine swift

Apus melba

20

Iasi and surroundings

1. Macin Hills: (Iasi and surroundings see below)

 

Reptiles & amphibians

5-2008

Danube crested newt

Triturus dobrogicus

5

Common newt

Lissotriton vulgaris

2

Fire-bellied toad

Bombina bombina

several

Green toad

Pseudepidalea viridis

1

Common spadefoot

Pelobates fuscus

larvae

Spur-thighed tortoise

Testudo graeca

7

Green lizard

Lacerta viridis

>10

Sand lizard

Lacerta agilis

??

Balkan wall lizard

Podarcis taurica

>20

Large whip snake

Dolichophis caspius

2

Grass snake

Natrix natrix

2

Other highlights

 

 

Golden eagle

Aguila chrysaetos

x

Booted eagle

Hieraaetus pennatus

x

Grey-headed woodpecker

Picus canus

x

European souslik

Spermophilus citellus

x

 

 

2. Steppe and forest near Iasi:

 

Reptiles & amphibians

5-2008

Northern crested newt

Triturus cristatus

14

Common newt

Lissotriton vulgaris

4

Yellow-bellied toad

Bombina variegata

several

Common tree frog

Hyla arborea

1 + calling

Agile frog

Rana dalmatina

1

Edible frog

Pelophylax kl. esculentus

>30

European pond terrapin

Emys orbicularis

8

Green lizard

Lacerta viridis

>20

Sand lizard

Lacerta agilis

>10

Slow worm

Angius fragilis

1

Grass snake

Natrix natrix

3

Smooth snake

Coronella austriaca

5

Orsini’s viper

Vipera ursinii moldavica

5

Other highlights

 

 

European souslik

Spermophilus citellus

several

Balkan mole rat

Spalax graecus

Heaps !!!!

Common quail

Coturnix coturnix

4

Barnova forest

 

Reptiles & amphibians

5-2008

Northern crested newt

Triturus cristatus

14

Common newt

Lissotriton vulgaris

4

Yellow-bellied toad

Bombina variegata

several

Common tree frog

Hyla arborea

1 + calling

Agile frog

Rana dalmatina

1

Edible frog

Pelophylax kl. esculentus

>30

European pond terrapin

Emys orbicularis

8

Green lizard

Lacerta viridis

>20

Sand lizard

Lacerta agilis

>10

Slow worm

Angius fragilis

1

Grass snake

Natrix natrix

3

Smooth snake

Coronella austriaca

5

Nikolsky’s viper

Vipera (berus)nikolskii

3

Other highlights

 

 

 

 

 

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