TRAVELLING NATURALIST TRIP REPORT

Cyprus

25 March - 1 April 2001


Leaders:
Graham Hearl, Neil Arnold

Sunday 25th March Travel day

Neil met up with most of the members at Heathrow and I met the party at Larnaca airport at about three thirty. We then travelled our two-hour trip to Paphos to the Kissos Hotel where we all got to our rooms and met at 7.15 for a meeting and dinner. Barbara Griffiths and Susan Jenkins arrived about an hour after us so we all met for dinner.

Monday 26th March Paphos headland

We started pre-breakfast and saw on the coast a Grey Plover, Common Kingfisher and a Common Sandpiper plus the usual Crested Lark and a long distance Cyprus Wheatear.

We breakfasted at eight o'clock and then went on our walk to Paphos headland calling first at the quarry where we saw an Ashy-headed Wagtail and wheatears including a stunning Black-eared Wheatear. We continued round the headland looking at two very nice Common Kingfisher on the rocks although they were probably the same one following us around. Just over the quarry we saw in flight a Short-eared Owl being harassed by a Hooded Crow but he was dealing with it very well. We continued on to the point seeing a very nice Red-throated Pipit and a very green Tree Pipit plus a couple of very nice Black-headed Wagtails.

We took lunch at Theo's Restaurant taking some very nice fresh sardine plus other good food including pork kebabs.

I said after lunch at two o'clock that when we entered Paphos headland for the Greco/Roman ruins that people could make their way back to the hotel if they were tired due to the hot weather, or that they could stay with the group to visit the mosaics and ruins plus of course birding.

After lunch we entered the Paphos headland to see the mosaics and other Greco/Roman remains; however we saw some super birds including a stunning male Pallid Harrier and very close.

We looked at some good plants including Barbary Nut Iris but the orchids for the Paphos headland were over due to the very hot weather, up to 25 deg C. We headed back to the hotel getting there at about 3.45 so that some of the party could get a swim in.

Tuesday 27th March Asprokremnos pools and Troodos Mountains

Our pre-breakfast walk provided five Black-crowned Night Heron plus the usual Isabelline, the commonest, and Northern Wheatears.

After breakfast we travelled to the Asprokremnos pools where were we saw a wonderful adult Black-crowned Night Heron, fantastic views of Water Rail, a female Shoveler and another female Garganey. We also saw lots of warblers, Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, three Cyprus Warblers and three Ortolan Buntings. We also connected with plants including two orchids.

We travelled on to a comfort stop, the North Wind bar, up the Dhiarizos valley, and partook of fresh orange juice, beers and two splendid Great Spotted Cuckoos, probably a pair. Here we also saw Naked Man Orchid which got everyone laughing.

We continued up the foothills of the Troodos Mountains stopping for lunch where we saw six species of orchid plus Cyprus Rock Cress. After a super picnic lunch we travelled on and up to the top of Mount Olympus (usually we can't do this trip due to snow but due to the extremely fine weather this was no problem. At the top we saw the endemic Cyprus Crocus plus lot of the Cyprus endemic subspecies of Coal Tit. We returned down the mountain stopping at Troodos village and continuing to Paphos but birds of prey were very scarce for us on this day.

Wednesday 28th March Asprokremnos pools and Akrotiri peninsula

Lady's Mile, Zakaki pools

Our pre breakfast walk produced the usual Common Kingfisher, two Hoopoes, Pallid Harrier and our usual Steppe Grey Shrike, very rare for this part of the world, plus a Spanish Sparrow.

After breakfast we, of course, went to Asprokremnos pools where we saw two Alpine Swift, Cyprus Warblers, a female Garganey plus a splendid adult male Little Crake. Previously we saw a nice Cretzschmar's Bunting bathing in a pool just before the main pool. We also saw a nice male Marsh Harrier getting harassed by Hooded Crows.

We continued on to Aphrodite’s Rock and up at the wonderful bar overlooking the bay where most partook of ice cream and refreshments.

We drove on to Phassouri reed beds which were dry, but we did see a ring-tailed harrier which was certainly a Hen Harrier plus we saw a brilliant Fan-tailed Warbler and we heard a Nightingale.

We continued on to the south of Akrotiri Lake where we stopped at a super orchid site seeing Cyprus Orchid plus other species. We stopped a little further on and saw Black-winged Stilts and a single Black-tailed Godwit.

We drove on to Lady's Mile seeing many Ruff and a very nice flock of fourteen Marsh Sandpipers all very close. Shortly after a few ladies stopped for a paddle in the Mediterranean Sea - why they did it I will not guess. We continued on to Zakaki pools seeing fleeting flight views of Wood Sandpipers plus more Ruff.

We then headed back to base stopping at Geroskipou for a look at the very old church but at the time there was a funeral so we did not stop!!!

Thursday 29th March Paphos headland, Agios Georgios peninsula and Avakas gorge

Our pre-breakfast walk produced three Hoopoes, the Steppe Grey Shrike and a glimpse of a female Desert Wheatear. After breakfast we walked again to the headland looking for two Caspian Plover and not seeing them, but getting much better views of the Desert Wheatear. We also heard Black Francolin, and Shirley went around the quarry and had good views of this calling male.

We were therefore late leaving so we travelled to Agios Georgios and what a good move. At the Agios Georgios headland we saw two Black-eared Wheatear, six Greater Short-toed Lark, two Lesser Short-toed Lark and a few Red-throated Pipit.

It was now certainly lunchtime so we took our picnic on the headland and stopped after lunch for a comfort stop plus coffees, beers etc. AND hearing and seeing Black Francolin.

We then drove to Avakas gorge and walked being careful of Blunt-nosed Viper which are quite prolific in this area. We saw a few birds in this area but it is so scenic that everyone loved the place. After our two-hour walk we returned for a few photos on the beach and returned to the Kissos Hotel when certainly a few took to the swimming pool and others went to the Tombs of the Kings.

Friday 30th March Akamas peninsula, Monashilakas picnic site, Kanniviou

We walked at a good pace for our pre breakfast walk to get to the point on Paphos headland to try for Caspian Plover - no luck- but we did see three Turnstone and a female Citrine Wagtail.

After breakfast we drove to the Akamas peninsula where we visited the Aphrodite's baths. We walked a little distance out on the north side of Akamas peninsula seeing many Sardinian Warbler and Cyprus Wheatear. The best sightings were forty Red-rumped Swallow and two Raven.

We left late morning and drove to the Monashilakas picnic site in the Paphos Forest where I immediately connected with three Masked Shrike but flying away - a few people saw the glimpse of shrike but we had to go for our picnic lunch.

After our superb lunch we walked down the forest and into the area where Jennie saw a Masked Shrike just sitting in a tree and we ALL got a good look at it. We continued on looking at orchids in this site and left for another orchid site. The road was closed but we did manage to get by and travel the one kilometre to the site. We walked up the track and looked at the Roman Orchids that had gone over with just a few flowers open BUT we saw at least three Anatolian Orchids plus loads of other plants.

We spent quite a time here looking at plants and a few birds and then we left to drive back to the Kissos Hotel just in time for cakes, beer, swim etc.

Saturday 31st March Asprokremnos pools and reservoir

We did a pre breakfast walk and saw many Northern Wheatears, Meadow Pipit and a Water Pipit, five Turnstsone, thirteen Little Egret, a Purple Heron, four Greater Short-toed Lark, a Common Quail flying away from us, as usual, and of course our Steppe Grey Shrike.

After breakfast we, of course, went to Asprokremnos pools and everyone saw Little Crake including a male and a female plus waders such as Ruff and two Black-winged Stilt. At the pools we also saw a female Kingfisher and an Acrocephalus warbler, probably a Moustached Warbler. There were Alpine Swifts over the pools plus probably Pallid Swifts and yet again another Citrine Wagtail.

We then left to head for Nata village where we stopped for coffees, beers, soft drinks etc. and then drove to the head of the Asprokremnos reservoir where we saw some wonderful Loose-flowered Orchid and Serapias vomeracea. We then drove down the track to our picnic spot and walked down to Finikas village where we saw a very distant Cormorant, a female Mallard and a tight group of Garganey on the water at Asprokremnos reservoir but very distant.

We left after our splendid picnic and headed for Mandria. It was very windy on the coast but some of the ladies paddled whilst the birders looked for birds seeing a male Marsh Harrier and a female Pallid Harrier but nothing else. We returned via the wonderful Geroskipiou church and buying Yeroskipiou Cypriot Delight plus other things and returned to our hotel.

Some tour members visited the Tombs of the Kings whilst Neil and I drank a very nice cool beer especially as the weather was rather warm.

We did our log at 6.30 and left for our mezze at Kathikas village at seven o'clock; the food and evening was excellent with everyone enjoying themselves.

Sunday 1st April Travel day

We did our usual early morning walk but with little to see. After breakfast we were going to do a morning’s birding so we left prompt at nine o’clock and drove to Asprokremnos pools where we saw Alpine Swift, two Little Crake, one Wood Sandpiper, two Black-winged Stilts and a few Ruff plus a splendid sighting of Chukar. I forgot to mention that on the way to Asprokremnos we ALL saw a wonderful sighting of a male Black Francolin on a water tank very close to the road.

We continued on towards Larnaca and stopped at a bar about thirty kms from Larnaca for the usual ice creams, beer, coffee etc.

We drove on towards Larnaca and stopped at Larnaca salt lake and the north pools where we immediately got into Slender-billed Gulls, about forty. We looked at the side pool and saw a Black-tailed Godwit, Little Ringed Plover, a few Black-winged Stilts and two immature Little Gulls. We then watched the five hundred or so Greater Flamingos especially when about three hundred took to the air and circled to land again.

We lunched by the pools and then headed for the airport. Our plane was on time and we were well entertained in the waiting area by a large group of Greek students who sang, complete with instruments and also danced - especially the girls!!!

The weather had been hot and sunny all week which is very unusual for Cyprus at this time of the year. Nonetheless all tour members enjoyed the sun taking swimming in the outside and inside pool. The birds, especially passerines, were a bit short but they loved it flying over Cyprus so we got about ninety-five species. However having been a wet winter the plants were out, even if some of the orchids were going over, so the flower people just loved all the plants in bloom.

Acknowledgments

Thanks to all the group for being such good company, and especially to Barbara Grover and Richard Boyd for the plant list. Our driver was mostly Gustos who drove us very well and prepared the picnic lunches for us so well, especially ‘yammas’.

We hope to see you again on another Travelling Naturalist trip.

Graham Hearl, Mallorca

Neil Arnold, Dorset

SPECIES LISTS

BIRDS

Status abbreviations used :-

RB - Resident Breeder PM - Passage Migrant

MB - Migrant Breeder FB - Former Breeder

WV - Winter Visitor AV Accidental visitor

Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo WV

One at Asprokremnos reservoir on 31st.

Purple Heron Ardea purpurea PM

One at Aprokremnos pools on 31st.

Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax PM

Five over Paphos headland on 13th plus singles at Aprokremnos pools on 28th, 30th, 31st, and 1st.

Little Egret Egretta garzetta PM

A flock of thirteen over Paphos headland on 31st.

Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber WV

Five hundred seen at Akrotiri salt lake on 28th and five hundred seen at Larnaca salt lake on 1st.

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos WV

One female seen at Asprokremnos reservoir on 31st.

Garganey Anas querquedula PM

One female seen at Asprokremnos pools on 27th and 28th with a flock of twelve at Asprokremnos reservoir on 31st.

Shoveler Anas clypeata WV

One female seen at Asprokremnos pools on 27th and another at Akrotiri salt lake on 28th.

Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus RB

One seen at a distance at Troodos mountains on 27th and another at Pissouri on 1st.

Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus PM

One male at Aprokremnos pools on 28th and one male at Mandria on 31s.t

Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus PM

One female at Paphos headland on 26th.

Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus PM

One male at Paphos headland on 26th and 28th, one female at Mandria on 31st and one female at Paphos headland on 1st.

Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus RB

Recorded on every day from 26th to 1st.

Chukar Alectoris chukar RB

Recorded on six days from 27th to 1st mostly at Asprokremnos pools

Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus RB

Recorded on five days mostly outside the Kissos Hotel but also at Cape Drepanum and on the way to Aprokremnos pools

Quail Coturnix coturnix RB

Singles seen at Paphos headland on 29th, 31st and 1st

Water Rail Rallus aquaticus WV

Singles seen at Asprokremnos pools on 27th and 28th

Little Crake Porzana parva PM

One male at Asprokremnos pools on 28th and one male and one female seen there on 31st and 1st

Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus PM

Up to two seen on three days at Asprokremnos pools on 27th, 31st and 1st

Common Coot Fulica atra WV

Up to six seen at Asprokremnos pools on four days, 27th, 28th, 31st and 1st

Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus PM

Thirty one plus six seen at Lady's Mile on 28th, two at Asprokremnos pools on 31st and a few at Larnaca salt lake on 1st

Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola WV

One seen at Paphos headland on 26th

Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius PM

Seven seen at Lady's Mile on 28th and two at Larnaca salt lake on 1st

Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa PM

Singles seen at Lady's Mile on 28th and Larnaca salt lake on 1st

Ruff Philomachus pugnax PM

Thirty one seen at Akrotiri salt lake on 28th with five and eight seen at Asprokremnos pools on 31st and 1st

Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago WV

Up to three seen at Asprokremnos pools of three days, 28th, 31st and 1st

Common Redshank Tringa totanus WV

One seen at Lady's Mile on 28th.

Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis PM

A flock of fourteen at Lady's Mile on 28th and two at Larnaca salt lake on 1st.

Greenshank Tringa nebularia PM

Four seen at Lady's Mile on 28th.

Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus PM

Singles seen at Asprokremnos pools on 28th and 1st and two at Lady's Mile on 28th.

Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola PM

Two seen at Lady's Mile on 28th and a singleton at Asprokremnos pools on 1st.

Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos PM

Recorded on every day from 26th to 1st mainly at Paphos headland.

Turnstone Arenaria interpres PM

Three and five seen on Paphos headland on 30th and 31st

Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus PM

Six seen at Paphos headland on 30th.

Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus WV

Fifty-six and twelve seen at Paphos headland on 26th and 29th.

Slender-billed Gull Larus geneii PM

Forty seen at Larnaca salt lake on 1st.

Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis RB

Recorded on every day from 26th to 1st mainly at Paphos headland

Rock Dove Columba livia RB

Recorded on every day from 26th to 1st with the occasional good ‘Rock Dove’

Woodpigeon Columba palumbus RB

Singles seen at Paphos headland on 27th and 28th with sixty seen at Mandria on 31st.

Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto RB

Recorded on every day from 26th to 1st.

Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius MB

A pair seen in the Dhiarizos valley on 27th.

Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus PM

Singles seen on Paphos headland on 26th and at Cape Drepanum on 29th.

Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus PM

One seen harassed by a Hooded Crow at Paphos headland on 26th

European Scops Owl Otus scops RB

One heard at Akamas on 30th

Common Swift Apus apus MB

Recorded on every day from 26th to 1st

Alpine Swift Apus melba MB

Recorded on four days at Asprokremnos pools on 27th, 28th, 31st and 1st, max. of four .

Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis PM

Up to two seen on the beach at Paphos headland on 26th and 28th with a female at Asprokremnos pools on 31st

Hoopoe Upupa epops PM

Recorded on five days from 28th to 1st mostly on Paphos headland, maxima of six on 29th

Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla MB

Six seen at Cape Drepanum and four on Paphos headland on 29th and 31st

Lesser Short-toed Lark Calandrella rufescens PM

Two seen at Cape Drepanum on 29th.

Crested Lark Galerida cristata RB

Recorded on every day from 26th to 1st.

Sand Martin Riparia riparia PM

Two at Paphos headland on 26th and one at Asprokremnos pools on 1st.

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica MB

Recorded every day passing by Paphos headland

Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica MB

Twos on Paphos headland on 26th and 27th with at least forty on Akamas peninsula on 30th.

House Martin Delichon urbica MB

Recorded on five days from 27th to 1st.

Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris PM

Twos seen on Paphos headland on 31st and 1st .

Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis PM

Two seen on Paphos headland on 26th.

Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis WV

One seen at Asprokremnos reservoir on 31st

Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus PM

Four seen on Paphos headland on 26th and six seen at Cape Drepanum on 29th

Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta PM

One seen at Paphos headland on 31st.

Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava PM

Seen on four days mostly on Paphos headland notably the spectacular Black-headed Wagtail ssp. feldegg in small numbers plus singles of Blue-headed and Ashy-headed

White Wagtail Motacilla alba WV

Recorded on every day from 26th to 1st mostly at Paphos headland

Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola PM

One female on Paphos headland on 30th and another female at Asprokremnos pools on 31st.

Nightingale Luscinia magarhynchos MB

One heard at Phassouri reed beds on 28th.

Common Stonechat Saxicola torquata WV

One male seen at Lady's Mile on 28th.

Common Blackbird Turdus merula WV

Two seen at Larnaca salt lake on 1st.

Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina PM

The commonest wheatear seen on all days from 26th to 1st mostly at Paphos headland

Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe PM

Up to twelve seen at Paphos headland on 26th and recorded on all days except 30th.

Cyprus Wheatear Oenanthe cypriaca MB

Recorded on all days except 28th, max. three on 29th.

Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica PM

One seen on 26th at Paphos headland with up to two on 31st and 1st, four seen at Cape Drepanum and Avakas gorge on 29th.

Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti AV

One female seen on Paphos headland on 29th and another female on Akamas on 30th.

Cetti’s Warbler Cettia cetti RB

Seen and heard on five days from 27th to 31st mainly at Asprokremnos pools

Fan-tailed Warbler Cisticola juncidis RB

Seen and heard on four days from 26th to 29th.

Moustached Warbler Acrocephalus melanopogon WV

One probable seen at asprokremnos pools on 31st.

Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala RB

A few seen at Avakas gorge on 29th and many seen at Akamas on 30th.

Cyprus Warbler Sylvia melanothorax RB

Recorded on five days mostly at Asprokremnos pools

Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca PM

Recorded on every day from 26th to 1st.

Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla PM

Recorded on every day from 26th to 1st.

Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita PM

Recorded on every day from 26th to 1st.

Goldcrest Regulus regulus WV

Heard at Troodos Mountains on 27th.

Coal Tit Parus ater cypriotes RB

The Cyprus sub-species seen very well in Troodos Mountains on 27th.

Great Tit Parus major RB

Recorded on five days from 26th to 30th.

Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus MB

Three seen at Monashilakas picnic site on 30th.

Steppe Grey Shrike Lanius pallidirostris AV

Single seen nearly every day on Paphos headland, recorded from 6th December 2000. A local rarity.

Black-billed Magpie Pica pica RB

Recorded on five days from 27th to 31st.

Jackdaw Corvus monedula RB

Recorded on five days from 27th to 31st.

Hooded Crow Corvus corone RB

Recorded on every day from 26th to 1st

Common Raven Corvus corax RB

Two seen on Akamas peninsula on 30th.

House Sparrow Passer domesticus RB

Recorded on every day from 26th to 1st.

Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis RB

Single males seen on four days at Paphos headland on 26th, 28th and two on 30th with a male at Mandria on 31st.

Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs RB

Seen on two days in Troodos mountains on 27th and Paphos forest on 30th.

Serin Serinus serinus RB

Seen on Paphos headland on 26th and 27th.

Greenfinch Carduelis chloris RB

Recorded on every day from 26th to 1st.

Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis RB

Recorded on every day from 26th to 1st.

Linnet Carduelis cannabina RB

Recorded on five days from 26th to 1st.

Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana PM

Three seen at Paphos headland on 27th.

Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia MB

Three seen on Paphos headland on 26th, one at Asprokremnos pools on 28th, one at Monashilakas picnic site on 30th.

Corn Bunting Milaria calandra RB

Recorded on six days from 26th to 1st except 28th.

OTHER GROUPS

AMPHIBIANS

Marsh Frog Rana ridibunda

Recorded on four days at Asprokremnos pools

REPTILES

Agama Agama stellio

Recorded on every day from 26th to 1st

Wall Lizard Podarcis sp.

Seen on three days from 26th to 29th

BUTTERFLIES

Swallowtail Papilio machaon

Recorded on six days from 26th to 31st

Eastern Festoon Zerynthia cerisyi

Seen near Kannaviou on 30th

Large White Pieris brassicae

Recorded on six days from 26th to 31st

Small White Artogeia rapae

Recorded on six days from 26th to 31st

Eastern Dappled White Euchloe ausonia

Seen on 26th at Paphos headland

Orange-tip Anthocharis cardamines

Seen on 27th, 30th and 31st

Clouded Yellow Colias croceus

Recorded on six days from 26th to 31st

Cleopatra Gonepteryx cleopatra

Seen on two days on 27th and 30th

Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas

Seen on four days from 28th to 31st

Cyprus Black-eyed Blue ( Paphos Blue) Glaucopsyche paphos

Seen on four days 27th, 28th, 30th and 31st

Common Blue Polyommatus icarus

Recorded on four days from 27th to 30th

Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

One seen on 26th

Painted Lady Cynthia cardui

Recorded on six days from 26th to 31st

Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina

Seen on one day on 29th

MOTHS

Pine Processionary Thaumetopoea pityocampa

Seen in the pines on two days 27th and 30th

DRAGONFLIES

Blue Damsel

Seen on one day on 27th

Emperor

Seen on one day on 27th

PLANTS

Plant list supplied by Barbara Grover and Richard Boyd in date order

March 26th Paphos headland

Chrysanthemum coronarium

Phagnalon rupestre

Pallenis spinosa

Helichrysum siculum

Anthemis chia

Silybum marianum

Echium diffusum

Convolvulus althaeoides

Anagallis arvensis

Cyclamen persicum

Opuntia ficus-indica

Geranium molle grandiflorum

Euphorbia characias

Carpobrotus acinaciformis

Glaucium corniculatum

Papaver rhoeas

Ophrys scolopax

Vicia hybrida

Oxalis pes-caprae

Ecballium elaterium

Allium neapdolitanum

Iris histrio

Fumaria capreolata

Matthiola sinuata

Limonium sinuatum

Physanthyllis tetaphylla

Nigella arvensis

March 27th

Asprokremnos pools

Acacia mimosa

Scabiosa prolifera

Serapias vomeracea

Gladiolus cyprius

Ophrys scolopax

Dhiarizos valley

Orchis italica

Troodos foothills

Arabis purpureum

Barlia robertiana

Ophrys sphegodes

Ophrys sedopax attica or Ophrys fusca fusca

Mount Olympus

Crocus cyprius

Juniperus phoenicea

Pinus pinaster

Bouganvillea spectabilis

Asphodelus microcarpus

Bellevalia ciliata

March 28th Akrotiri salt lake

Ophrys kotschyi

Ophrys lapethica

Cistus salvifolius

March 29th Avakas gorge

Anacamptis pyramidalis

Gladiolus cyprius

Ceratonis silique

Cercis silquastrum

Urtica pilulifera

Centaurea solstitidus

Corydalis solida

Lithodora hispidula

March 30th

Akamas penisula

Ranunculus sp.

Cyclamen persicum

Cistus villosus creticus

Salvia verbenaca

Linum bienne

Paphos Forest

Barlia robertiana

Orchis italica

Serapias vomeracea

Anchusa azurea

Anchusa hybrida

Gyandiris sisyrinchium

Kannaviou valley

Cistus salvifolius

Orchis anatolica

Dactylorhiza romana

Allium roseum

Arisarum vulgare


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