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

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    A view from Macin hills

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    Another view from the Macin Hills on the fenceless fields in the valley below.

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    Guido is waiting for the golden shot...

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    On our way to Iasi we also inspected a ditch near Galati. Habitat of fire-bellied toad, common spadefood, common newt and the Danube crested newt.

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    Mission accomplished! Danube crested newt.

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    Gipsy architecture, if you get closer you might find shiny Mercedes Benz-signs used as
    decoration on the roof gutters.

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    Students dominate the modern centre of Iasi

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    Just north of Iasi These colourful grasslands are one of the very last strongholds of Vipera ursinii moldavica. These were only the last patches. All around there was agriculture.

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    After some hours of searching we finally found Vipera ursinii moldavica.

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    Same specimen, close up. Note the large scales on top op the head, as in non-venomous snakes. This feature indicates that this is a fairly primitive adder.

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    Abundant over here and still in courtship-dress: Lissotriton vulgaris.

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