Saturday, 29 March 2008

Special Birds: Wallcreeper

It is probably true to say that this is one of Europe's most sought after birds. Besides being unique (as it is in a family of its own) it is also beautiful. It is also largely silent and not overly common either. Wallcreepers breed in high Alpine-like mountain areas e.g in Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria. These places are often tough to visit, but Wallcreepers can also be seen in winter at lower elevations, in quarries and even on buildings, in countries where they do not breed like Hungary and the Czech Republic. This photo was taken by Miklos Onodi in winter in Hungary.

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