A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Blog posts June 2017

Short Toed Eagle

A very nice short toed eagle; snake eagle; Circaetus gallicus; φιδαετός; Slangenarend. Take your pick.

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Turtle Doves

A favourite of mine; their churring song can be heard all over Symi during the last few days. Why would anyone want to shoot them?

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Lulworth Skipper

Lulworth in Southern Britain represents the mostly northerly area for the Lulworth skipper, but it is found all over the Mediterranean and yesterday was in great numbers feeding on thyme plants. Thymelicus acteon has one generation and flies from April to September.

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