Tag: birds

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.

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.

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.

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 river erosion.

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.

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.