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Life on rivers

The common sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)

The common sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)

The little ringed plover (Charadrius dubius) is an inhabitant of the barren gravel and sandbars. Please follow and like us:

The common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

The common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

One of the most beautiful inhabitant of the rivers in Asia and Europe is the common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis). Please follow and like us:

The little tern

The little tern

The little tern is a small tern that lives on a gravel and sandbars of the European and Asian rivers. It is widespread, but very fragmented and endangered in many places. Please follow and like us:

Flooded forests (swamp forests)

Flooded forests (swamp forests)

Floodplain flood forests (Freshwater swamp forests) are seasonally inundated by rivers. They are adapted to the long-standing water and host a variety of organisms. Please follow and like us:

The little ringed plover (Charadrius dubius)

The little ringed plover (Charadrius dubius)

The little ringed plover (Charadrius dubius) is an inhabitant of the rivers, nesting on the barren gravel and sandbars. Please follow and like us:

The black stork

The black stork

A shy inhabitant of the dense old forests, the black stork is much rarer bird than its cousin the white stork. Please follow and like us:

Steep eroded banks

Steep eroded banks

Steep banks of the river are extreme habitat, where some very specialized animals and plants live. They are mostly created by the river erosion. Please follow and like us:

Natural river dynamics – a key to the biodiversity

Natural river dynamics – a key to the biodiversity

Dynamical, natural river harbors many habitat and the corresponding species of the animals and plants. Such river is in constant rejuvenation and creation of new habitats. Please follow and like us:

The white-tailed eagle

The white-tailed eagle

The white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) is one the largest bird of prey found along the ricers in Europe. It is the ruler of the sky of the floodplains. Please follow and like us:

Gravel and sand bars – where everything begins

Gravel and sand bars – where everything begins

Gravel and sand bars are the layers of the sediment in the riverbed. It is not only the barren sediment; this is precious habitat for specialized animals and plants. Please follow and like us: