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The Species of April 2014

Name: Long-eared owl Scientific name: Asio otus Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Strigiformes Family: Strigidae Genus: Asio                                                               ...

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The species of December 2013

  Name: Eastern imperial eagle Scientific name: Αquila heliacal Family: Accipitridae   Description They have a brownish-black plumage with a pale yellow-yellow head and neck. They have two white spots on their backs. The wings have been shown solely to give a sense of proportion. They have great muscle strength. ...

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The species of November 2013

Name: Yellow hornpoppy Scientific name: Glaucium flavum Crantz Family: Papaveraceae         Description Two-year or perennial plant. Lymphatic base leaves  while the higher ones surround the shoot. Flowers broad golden yellow. Fruit capsule that opens from above. It blooms from May to November Habitat It is found in ...

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The species of October 2013

Name: Mediterranean monk seal Scientific name: Monachus monachus Family: Phocidae Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora     It all started 25 million years ago! Then the first seals appeared in the northern seas. From there they traveled the length and breadth of the Earth and made the ...

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The species of September 2013

  Name: Thymus Scientific name: Coridothymus capitatus| Family: Lamiaceae   Description Multi-branched aromatic shrub with a height of up to 50cm. Its young shoots are hairy and whitish. Its leaves are simple, on the contrary, superficial, linear and visibly glandular. Its flowers are hermaphroditic and arranged in dense overhead heads. ...

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The species of August 2013

Name: Long-eared hedgehog Scientific name: Hemiechinus auritus dorotheae           Description Endemic subspecies of Cyprus, a small terrestrial mammal with a size of about 18-25 cm. In his hair he has thorns about 20 mm long, mainly on the upper part of his body. The thorns he ...

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