Evros delta + Loutros

 

Reptiles & amphibians

5-2010

Fire-bellied Toad

Bombina bombina

chorus

Green Toad

Bufo viridis

2

Common Tree Frog

Hyla arborea

chorus

Marsh Frog

Pelophylax ridibundus

abundant

Hermann’s Tortoise

Testudo hermanni

> 10

Spur-thighed Tortoise

Testudo graeca

> 10

European Pond Terrapin

Emys orbicularis

5

Balkan Terrapin

Mauremys rivulata

2

Snake-eyed Lacertid

Ophisops elegans

4

Eastern Green Lizard

Lacerta viridis

5

Balkan Green Lizard

Lacerta trilineata

6

Balkan Wall Lizard

Podarcis tauricus

1

Glass Lizard

Pseudopus apodus

8

Worm Snake

Typhlops vermicularis

2

Sand Boa

Eryx jaculus

1

Caspian Whip Snake

Dolichophis caspius

3

Dahl’s Whip Snake

Platyceps najadum

2

Grass Snake

Natrix natrix

> 10

Dice Snake

Natrix tessellata

>10

Eastern Montpellier Snake

Malpolon insignitus

2 (L)

Nose-horned Viper

Vipera ammodytes

1 (L)

Ottoman Viper

Montivipera xanthina

3 (L)

Other highlights

 

 

Owlfly Libelloides

Ascalaphus macaronius

10

Pygmy Cormorant

Phalacrocorax pygmaeus

Some

Squacco Heron

Ardeola ralloides

Some

Night heron

Nycticorax nycticorax

Some

Glossy Ibis

Plegadis falcinellus

Some

Black Stork

Ciconia nigra

3

Black Vulture

Aegypius monachus

2

Long-legged Buzzard

Buteo rufinus

1

Bonelli’s Eagle

Hieraaetus fasciatus

1

Spur-winged Plover

Vanellus spinosus

3

Mediterranean Gull

Larus melanocephalus

Some

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    Old-growth olive tree along the Thracian east coast.

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  • GRBG2010_4278_kustweg

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    In the same area: vegetation shaped by goats.

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  • Emysgroen

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    European pond terrapin (Emys orbicularis) is common in the swampy ditches alongside the road through the Evros delta.

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    This lady European pond terrapin (the male had no yellow eyes) looks satisfied and curious into our lens.

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  • Klooireis

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    Time for a session. We saw many dice snakes, grass snake, european pond terrapin, green frog, green toad and we heared several fire bellied toads.

    Klooireis
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    Kosta watching a flight of spoonbills in the Evros delta. Luckily, the thunderstorms remained in the mountains.

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    Spur winged plover in the air!!

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  • Klooireis

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    The long long hot road to the final delta, all along the Turkish border

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    Extensive swamps full of herons along the last part of the road.

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    The village of Loutros

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    Inside our restaurant

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  • KPP20102010-8

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    Lying in the field, just enjoying the small wildlife.

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  • KP2010-14

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    Small wonders fly through the air like these Owlfly libelloides. Aren't they miraculous?

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    " Xhantina hill" just close behind our hotel.

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    And one of the big wonders: Ottoman viper in full glory

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  • Portret Xanthina-klein

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    Ottoman viper once again. Note the vertical pupil and its rough scales.

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  • Xantina@BartSiebelink

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    A 15 centimeter long Ottoman viper crossed the road right in front of our hotel and neighbouring restaurant (lights at the far left). As the season gets warmer these vipers become night active. This one must be from last year.

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    A beautifull male Lacerta viridis at the Thracian east coast...

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    ... and a juvnile.

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