The raven, belongs to the genus 'Corvus', which is widely distributed across the globe. At one time it was considered to be a single species, but it is now accepted that there are 9 seperate species of raven within the genus Corvus.There are 46 extant species within this … [Read more...]
Animals in Europe
Europe is a continent that comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia. It is bounded by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. The eastern boundary with Asia is a historical and cultural construct, as there is no clear physical and geographical separation between them. Europe is commonly considered to be separated from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways of the Turkish Straits.
Although the term "continent" implies physical geography, Europe is more often referred to as a cultural continent, deriving its identity from its common cultural heritage of Greco-Roman classical civilization, the Christianity that originated from the Middle East, and the Western culture that developed in Europe after centuries of waves of migration from East Asia and South Asia.
Europe has a wide variety of topographies, with vast plains, mountains, and coastal areas. The continent is divided into about 50 sovereign states, with Russia being the largest and most populous. Europe covers an area of 10,180,000 square kilometers (3,930,00012 sq mi), or 2% of the Earth's surface
Europe has a rich history, dating back to ancient civilizations like the Celts, Greeks, and Romans. It was also the birthplace of the Renaissance, the Age of Discovery, and the Industrial Revolution.
Today, Europe is a major center of politics, economics, and culture. It is home to some of the world's most famous cities like London, Paris, Berlin, and Moscow.
The term "Europe" is derived from the Latin word Europa, which means "land of the setting sun" or "land of the rising sun". The name might also be related to the ancient Phoenician goddess Europa, who was the patron goddess of Tyre and is often depicted with a bull.
Europe is home to a wide variety of animals, including mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.
One of the most iconic animals in Europe is the brown bear. Brown bears are found in forests and mountainous areas across the continent. They are omnivores, meaning they eat both plants and animals.
Another popular animal in Europe is the red fox. Red foxes are found in woods and forests throughout the continent. They are mainly carnivores, eating small mammals like rabbits and rodents.
There are also many different species of birds in Europe. Some of the most popular include the barn owl, the common raven, and the Eurasian blue tit.
Reptiles and amphibians are also found in Europe. Some of the most common include the European adder, the European green toad, and the Western Hermann's tortoise.
Europe is a continent with a rich history and diverse wildlife.
Crows, make up most of the species of bird belonging to the genus 'Corvus'. In many cultures and across history, they have been seen as symbols of intelligence and adaptability.Within the Corvus genus, there are 47 extant species currently recognised, and 36 of these are … [Read more...]
The Common Blackbird, or (Turdus merula) as it’s known scientifically, is a common sight across a massive range in Europe, Asia and Northern Africa. This charming bird is a proud member of the 'Turdus' genus, which is quite large, made up of 65 extant species. Together with 16 … [Read more...]
Mayfly, scientifically known as the order 'Ephemeroptera' are incredible little insects, found in fresh water environments all over the world. These delicate creatures are like nature's fleeting artwork, here today and gone tomorrow. With species found worldwide (except … [Read more...]
Tarantula Hawks, are scientifically recognized as members of the genera Pepsis and Hemipepsis, and they are not just any other insect. They are beautiful, formidable and scary in equal measure. There are over 350 species of these little insects across their two genera, which form … [Read more...]
Chameleons are truly one of the finer examples of the wonder of nature. All chameleons belong within the lineage of the family Chamaeleonidae, and they come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours.Within this family there is one subfamily Brookesiinae and between them both … [Read more...]
Stick Bugs, also known as Stick insects or walking sticks, are one of the insect worlds masters of disguise. Often referred to as 'nature's camouflage experts,' they are truly a wonder in the insect world.These insects are both numerous and diverse. With approximately 3,000 … [Read more...]
The Red Knot (Calidris canutus) is a medium-sized shorebird that is found in both the western and eastern parts of North America. It is also known as the robin sandpiper and is a common migrant bird along many coastal areas of the world.There are 6 subspecies, 3 of which are … [Read more...]
The Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) - also known as the Brown Owl - is a nocturnal bird of prey that belongs to the Strigidae family. It has a distinctive reddish-brown colouring, hence its name, and is one of the most commonly seen owls in Europe and much of Asia.The Tawny Owl is … [Read more...]
The Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber), also known as the 'European Beaver', is one of the largest species of rodent in the world, and the largest in Eurasia. The only rodent with a larger size on average, is the Capybara. These semi-aquatic rodents are found … [Read more...]