A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Hollyhocks & Turtle Doves

A close relative of the common hollyhock, Alcea heldreichii. A tall perennial here by the side of the path near St Georges. 

Also nearby the gentle purrrring of the turtle dove was heard nearby in an olive grove.

We watched a pair of long legged buzzards dive bombing each other in a bonding ritual that seemed to go on for some time. Lots of airborne acrobatics!





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