Lampedusa

Fauna

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The territory of Lampedusa, in spite of its desert aspect, has a rich variety of fauna and some species are typical of the near continent.
In the island there are the Royal Seagull (Larus argentatus) more than half a meter long, with grey back and wings, the ordinary Seagull (Larus ridibundus), with less than 40 cm wing-span and the front part of the wings white, the head dark in summer and white in winter; along the North-West coast other birds nest: the Queen's Hawk (Falco eleonorae) that in winter periods migrates from Mediterranean to central Africa and the Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) long-necked sea-bird, very clever fisher.
The land fauna includes: among the Vertebrata, the Gecko (Tarentola Mauritanica), that has adapted to night life, prefers cracked rocks and is no longer than 16 cm; the Wild Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), rodent smaller than hare with short hears and paws, rarely longer than 40 cm. In the past there was a large number of animal species present in the island, but unfortunately that is all we have left now.
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