The Song Thrush bird (Turdus philomelos) is also known in different dialects as a 'throstle' or 'mavis'. The Song Thrush is a common European member of the genus 'Turdus', within the thrush family 'Turdidae', which is quite a large family. In their genus alone there are 87 … [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.
Hedgehogs are native to mainland Britain and are also found throughout northern and western Europe. Related and similar species are also found as far as north Africa, the Middle East and central Asia. There are 16 species of hedgehog in five genera, found through parts of Europe, … [Read more...]
The Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) is also known as the European Kestrel, Eurasian Kestrel or Old World Kestrel. In Britain, where no other brown falcon occurs, it is generally just called 'the Kestrel'. The Kestrel is one of the most common birds of prey found in Britain. The … [Read more...]
The White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) is a large wading bird that belongs to the family: Ciconiidae.There are two sub-species of white stork, the African White Stork which is found in North West and Southern Africa and the European White Stork which is found in Europe.White … [Read more...]
The Golden Pheasant, (Chrysolophus pictus), also known as the 'Chinese Pheasant' is one of the more popular species of pheasant which is native to the mountainous forests of Western and Central China.The Golden Pheasant was introduced to the United Kingdom around 100 years … [Read more...]