Category: Fauna

Birds of prey on Syros, now and then

By Achilles Dimitropoulos   The Cyclades Were, and still are, the main passage in the migration of birds from and to Africa. Among these birds there always were some rather rare birds of prey as the Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), the Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliacal), the […]

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Amphibians and Reptiles of Syros

  By Achilles Dimitropoulos The Aegean space, and especially the Cyclades, has been a rich field of study for herpetologists, and Syros often hosted researchers interested in amphibians and reptiles. The geographical isolation of the islands, which led to the creation of characteristic subspecies, has attracted […]

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The Mammals of Cyclades

by Achilles Dimitropoulos CONTINUING THE TRIBUTE to the fauna of the Cyclades, Syros Letters are now attempting to approach a less known and least studied group, the Mammals. The first references to this issue were made by Tournefort (1717), Erhard (1858) and Heldreich (1878). To date, […]

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