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The forest of central Taygetos

The animal Kingdom there, includes various reptiles which is a result of the great variety in altitude. It includes warm conditions and rocky landscapes while it doesn't fall short in birds and mammals. Till today, there have been observed 85 species of birds, 19 species of mammals and 33 species of reptiles and amphibians. Today, the dominant species are: fox, weasel, marten, rabbit, wildcat, jackal, hedgehog, golden eagle, diplosaeno, partridge, owl, male owl, rock kirkinezo, crow, hawk-thrush, houhouristes etc. The ground rock is calcareous (of limestone) at higher altitudes and crystalline schist at lower altitudes which make up grounds which have good natural qualities for forest vegetation. The climate of the forest is harch with very cold winters and cool summers where the hot days of summers are followed by cold nights.
The animal Kingdom there, includes various reptiles which is a result of the great variety in altitude. It includes warm conditions and rocky landscapes while it doesn't fall short in birds and mammals. Till today, there have been observed 85 species of birds, 19 species of mammals and 33 species of reptiles and amphibians. Today, the dominant species are: fox, weasel, marten, rabbit, wildcat, jackal, hedgehog, golden eagle, diplosaeno, partridge, owl, male owl, rock kirkinezo, crow, hawk-thrush, houhouristes etc. The ground rock is calcareous (of limestone) at higher altitudes and crystalline schist at lower altitudes which make up grounds which have good natural qualities for forest vegetation. The climate of the forest is harch with very cold winters and cool summers where the hot days of summers are followed by cold nights.

This extract is cited March 2003 from the Messenia Prefecture Tourism Promotion Commission URL below, which contains image.


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