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

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    Violet Limodore was abundant in the Babadag forest

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    Spur-thighed tortoise in full action: devouring its "prey"

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    Also up in the trees there is interesting wildlfe. Like this Large whipsnake (Dolichophis caspius).

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    It was an excellent occasion to get good shots of these slender and extremely agile snakes.

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    Balkan wall lizard (Podarcis taurica).

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    European souslik was very teasing: abundant from the bus, but less easy to approach
    with the camera.

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    Bart in action to take a picture of...

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    Sovjet influence everywere...

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    The skyline of Babadag.

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    The skyline of Babadag (2).

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    These pelicans are common.

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