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Little Egret in Great Prespa lake


Little Egret in Great Prespa lake
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Copyright: Theologos Tats (thiv56) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 47 W: 28 N: 88] (599)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-07 8:09
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Egretta garzetta

"Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Subphylum: Vertebrata

Class: Aves

Order: Ciconiiformes (disputed)
Family: Ardeidae

Genus: Egretta

Species: E. garzetta

Binomial name

Egretta garzetta
(Linnaeus, 1766)"
(From Wikipedia)

Standing at an altitude of 853 m., the Great Prespa Lake, is the biggest in Greece and divided between Albania, Greece and the FYROM. For many years, the Greek part of the Prespa Lakes region was an underpopulated, military sensitive area which required special permission for outsiders to visit. It saw fierce fighting during the Greek Civil War and much of the local population subsequently emigrated to escape endemic poverty and political strife. The region remained little developed until the 1970s, when it began to be promoted as a tourist destination. With an abundance of rare fauna and flora, the area was declared a Transnational Park in 2000.


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