Nature park Hutovo blato - Fauna

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Among others, a particular wealth of Hutovo Blato are the birds.
"Hutovo Blato is situated in one of four bird migration pathways from Northern and Central Europe to Asia and Africa. During the bird migration season, Hutovo Blato offers these birds, in addition to both non-biotic (climate, geographical position, water, soil, etc.) and biotic conditions (vegetation, micro and macro fauna, etc.), an abundance of food, quiet and peace for rest, which is why this area, since ancient times, was recognized as an important habitat of swamp birds. The largest number of birds is registered during autumn and spring migrations, however, there are also many species that inhabit the area to spend the winter or nest.

According to the latest research of the Life project, 163 species from 39 bird families were identified in Hutovo Blato. In terms of season status, the largest number of them, 53 species, are species that spend the winter in Hutovo Blato.

During the winter migration, sometimes there are as many as several tens of thousands of various birds in Hutovo Blato region. To see flocks of several thousands of birds in their movements over this area is quite impressive.

hutovo blato insekt Because of favorable climate and abundance of food, some species remain in Hutovo Blato throughout the year, they nest here and raise their young. These include: Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmeus) Pallas, Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) Linnaeus, Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) Linnaeus, Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) Linnaeus, Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides) Scopoli, Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) Linnaeus, Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) Linnaeus, Heron, and others.

In terms of the rich bird population, we stress the following: Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) Linnaeus, Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca) Guldenstadt, Wigeon (Anas penelope) Linnaeus, Garganey (Anas querquedula) Linnaeus, Coot (Fulica atra) Linnaeus, Great White Egret (Egretta alba) Linnaeus, Buzzard (Buteo buteo) Linnaeus, Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) Linnaeus, Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix) Linnaeus, etc.; these species are represented during the winter.

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Other species are also represented, such as: Common Crane (Grus grus) Linnaeus, Quail (Coturnix coturnix) Linnaeus, Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix) Linnaeus, Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus) Linnaeus, Herrning Gull (Larus argentatus) Pontoppidan, White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) Linnaeus, Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) Linnaeus, Skylark (Alauda arvensis) Linnaeus, and other species.

This wealth of airborne fauna must be protected and preserved zealously, to be given as legacy to the future generations to preserve and nourish such natural wealth.

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