Menorca, unique species outdoors

We can not begin to give details about the emblematic species that make up this beautiful and preserved environment, not to mention, first of all, the cows. Majority Frisian (there is also the “red cow” breed), play a role in the island ofMenorca. In addition to print a beautiful rural setting, are the basis of livestock and milk island is the raw material for the production of tasty and very well-known designation of origin cheese Queso Mahon, Menorca.

No less important are the horses of Menorca, present at festivals and horse shows, both nationally and internationally, characterized by its black color, long thin limbs, rounded eyes, tall and majestic figure.

In this regard, referring Featured mammals on the island, then proceed to detail the fauna of Menorca in those areas by land, air and marine:

The terrestrial animal fauna compose small mammals, reptiles, insects and many birds. Among the first we find ferrets, hedgehogs, martens, rabbits, bats, voles, reptiles … Among the highlights on ferreret (toad Alytes), Mediterranean tortoise, lizards (“lizard” one of the most emblematic icons island, among which a strictly protected species only present in the islets near-Illa de l’Aire-black back and belly of metallic blue: Podarcis lifordi lifordi), and finally, some snakes and small in any case poisonous. In this vein, for those who wish to know the great diversity of insects in Menorca, we recommend a visit to the Museum of Binisues to enjoy a complete and valuable collection, a wild and protected environment.

On the other hand, birds are the group with a greater presence on the island. The island’s strategic location makes it an area where there are many visits of migratory birds that cross the Mediterranean to cross European and African continents.

Common examples: robins (Erithacus rubecula), bee-eaters (Merops apiaster), thrushes (Turdus), warblers (family Sylviidae), starlings (familySturnidae) swallows (Hirundo rustica), swifts (Apus apus), etc. Also, it is also ground nesters, among them the little pig Baldrige Balearic (Puffinusmauretanicus), the Corb Marí (Shag), the Marineret (Hydrobates pelagicus), the red kite (Milvus Milvus), the Osprey (Pandion haliaetus ), the Xòric (Falco tinnunculus), the Falco (Falco peregrinus), the Partridge (Alectoris rufa), the Guàtlera (Coturnix coturnix), Cames of Jonc (Himantopushimantopus), the Gavina Corsa (Larus audouinii), the Tudo (Columba palombus), the Tortora (Streptopelia turtur) Òliba (Tyto alba), Puput (Upupaepops), Oronella (Hirundo rustica), Tord negre (Turdus merula), Busqueret Roig (Sylvia undata), Cadernera (Carduelis carduelis), and Verderol (Carduelis chloris).

Finally, among the huge variety of marine mention the following examples: the Monkfish (Lophius piscatorius), the Pedace (Bothus pruning pruning), the Cap Roig (Scorpanea scrofra), the Rascle (Scorpaena porcus), the Serrà (Helicolenus lactylopterus), the Rabosa (Parablennius gattorugine), the skewer (Sphyraena Sphyraena), the blennies (Lipophrys turkey), Emperor (Xiphias gladius), bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus), green or Envite fish (Thalassoma pavo), the Raoro (Xyrichthys novacula ), the Maiden (Coris Julis), the Salpa (Sarpa salpa), bream (Sparus aurata), the Oblada (Obladamelanura), the variance or Mojarra (Diplodus vulgaris), bream (Diplodus sargus), the seabream or Esparrall (Diplodus annularis), the rock or Moll mullet (Mullus surmuletus), Grouper (Etinephelus marginatus), Serrano (comber Serranus), cat or Dogfish (Scyliorhinus canicula), shark (Prionaceglauca), and finally, the Llissa or mullet (Mugil cephalus) that are usually present in natural harbors and coves.