A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Shepherding

In evenings shepherds move their flocks to graze on the stubble after this years crops have been harvested. The disturbance throws up many insects so it's not uncommon to find huge numbers of hirundines, mostly house martins, flying just a few feet above the animals. The sheepdogs don't work the flocks as they do in the UK but seem to be used as a protection against predators.

 

 

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