Fauna or animal world refers to the entirety of all animals

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Fauna or animal world refers to the totality of all animals in an area or, in the narrower sense, all animal species in this area. The associated science is biogeography.

If the entire planet Earth is considered, the fauna includes all animal species, for example in palaeontology, where one speaks of a “fauna of the Cretaceous period”. The name is derived from the name of the Roman goddess of nature, Fauna. The equivalent of fauna in the plant kingdom is flora.

Brimstone butterflies usher in spring

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Brimstone butterflies usher in spring

When the days get warmer and the sun shines, the first butterfly of the year appears: the bright yellow brimstone butterfly (Genopteryx rhamnis) can be seen in parks and gardens with its typical flight - sometimes it rises up, then it drops down.

Field hare school: The big Easter bunny lexicon

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Field hare school: The big Easter bunny lexicon

It's that time again, Easter is fast approaching and every child knows the Easter bunny - but very few people know about the "original", the European brown hare.

Courtship season of black woodpecker begins in mid-February

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Courtship season of black woodpecker begins in mid-February

While the marching bands march through the carnival strongholds on Rose Monday to the sound of drums, a completely different performance takes place in the forests; Here attentive walkers can hear the drum roll of the black woodpecker.

Amazonia by Yadegar Asisi – Fascination of tropical rainforest

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Amazonia by Yadegar Asisi – Fascination of tropical rainforest

Shortly before the official opening of the large panorama in the Dresden Panometer, we were also invited guests of the photographer, painter and architect Yadegar Asisi, who was born and raised in Vienna in 1955, then studied architecture in Dresden and painting at the University of the Arts in Berlin.

Šarplaninac - a powerful guard dog of shepherds

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Šarplaninac - a powerful guard dog of shepherds

To further explore hiking routes as part of our project, we followed the R 1201 from Struga to drive via the town of Podgorci up into the mountains towards the Albanian border.

A family of swans on Lake Ohrid - little swan knowledge

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A family of swans on Lake Ohrid - little swan knowledge

You can almost set your clock by it, because every day a family of swans appears promptly in the morning and again in the late afternoon. She is on the shore of Lake Ohrid directly in front of the Rino campsite on the way to and from her various fishing spots.

Black stork breeds on national natural heritage areas

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Black stork breeds on national natural heritage areas

It promises happiness and the blessing of children, is a welcome guest on the roof and is eagerly awaited in spring: When the white stork circles over the house, people are happy.

Not all birds will be gone soon...!

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Not all birds will be gone soon...!

Swifts make the beginning together with the skylarks: they start heading south in August as early fliers among the migratory birds.

Artists in web construction - the cross spiders

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Artists in web construction - the cross spiders

Autumn is slowly approaching and thus the nights are getting cooler and dampness rises, which then clings to bushes and trees as morning dew; but especially in the cobwebs, the fine droplets in the network give a bizarre picture.

Animal welfare: Mistreatment be punished with high fines!

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Animal welfare: Mistreatment be punished with high fines!

We have already reported several times about the sometimes absolutely disrespectful behavior of people towards animals in Turkey, only recently about the shooting of the Anatolian leopard, before that about almost extensive poisoning of stray dogs and cats, the cropping of ears and tails of dogs and that too more properly termed 'slaughter', killing of animals during religious celebrations.

Green woodpecker in "klü-klü-klü" happiness!

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Green woodpecker in

Compared to the native woodpecker relatives, the green woodpecker is characterized as a “drummer” by its soft tones: Its “whirls” are unspectacular.

South wind and good visibility make the journey easier!

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South wind and good visibility make the journey easier!

The first storks have already been sighted and have occupied their nest. Cranes and the red kite are also returning to Germany unusually early from their winter quarters in Africa and southern Europe.

Are wolves really to be understood as enemies of man?

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Are wolves really to be understood as enemies of man?

As initially almost uninvolved, we have just recently had a heated discussion in a small discussion group about the sense or nonsense of reintroducing wolves into native German forests.

Squids - intelligent sea creatures or pure "food source"

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Squids - intelligent sea creatures or pure

Especially in recent times there have been more articles and reports in the media on the intelligence of squids, which biologically are considered a subgroup of the so-called cephalopods (Cephalopoda).

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