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Wintering of the birds on the rivers – VIDEO AND PHOTOS

Wintering of the birds on the rivers – VIDEO AND PHOTOS

Winter is a time of food scarcity and freezing day. Many birds have fled to the warm climates, many in remain in northern areas during winter. Geese, ducks, coots, swans flock the rivers, to spend the winter on the rivers.

The Tsiribina River – the oasis in the dry west of Madagascar

The Tsiribina River – the oasis in the dry west of Madagascar

Unlike the lush and wet east, west of Madagascar is a patchwork of the sun-scorched savannas and dry forests. The Tsiribina is one of the largest rivers that traverse this part of Madagascar.

the bee-eater – the colorful bird from the steep river banks

the bee-eater – the colorful bird from the steep river banks

The European bee-eater (Merops apister) is one of the most colorful birds on the rivers. This gaudy animal breeds on the steep river banks.

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.

Canaima and Angel Falls – the realm of waterfalls

Canaima and Angel Falls – the realm of waterfalls

Canaima National Park and Angel Falls waterfall are one of the most beautiful landscapes on the Earth. Located on the lost world of tepuis, deep in southeastern Venezuela, they are the source of many legends.

Gallery: Underwater world of European backwaters

Gallery: Underwater world of European backwaters

European backwaters are rich with all kinds of the animals and the plants. From tiny invertebrates to the giant catfish, it is ecosystem comparable to the tropics.

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).

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.

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.

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.