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Πληθώρα άγριων ζώων κατοικεί μόνιμα και ενδημεί στην περιοχή. Πολλά πουλιά, αλλά και άγρια θηλαστικά, μεταξύ των οποίων και τρία απειλούμενα είδη: η μεσογειακή φώκια, το ρινοδέλφινο και η σβίδρα ή βίδρα.

  • Άγρια θηλαστικά
    • η μεσογειακή φώκια
    • το ρινοδέλφινο
    • η σβίδρα ή βίδρα
  • Ορνιθοπανίδα
  • Άλλα αμφίβια και ζώα της ξηράς

Otter (lutra-lutra)


Wild doves

Αμφίβια και ζώα της ξηράς

The otter (lutra-lutra) is a mammal with a permanent presence in the area.

It comes from the Albanian coastal wetlands, lives, nourishes and breeds in Erimitis, having been totally adapted to the area.

In 2006, one of Europe’s most acclaimed groups of scientists, the Otter Specialists Group, carried out, on behalf of the EU, special studies on all Mediterranean coasts and islands and formally recorded the following peculiarity of the Hermit ecosystem. , which does not exist anywhere else in Europe: “The population of the Otter (‘Lutra Lutra’ οtter) finds in Corfu the most ideal conditions of all the Mediterranean islands.”

The international conditions for the protection of the habitat of the Otter give it priority as one of the most protected species in the world. The opinion of the ‘Chamber of Environment and Sustainability’ (based in Athens) about the preservation of Erimitis headland, as well as Xavier Gremillet in his important study “Proposals for the conservation of ‘Lutra lutra’ otters on Corfu island”, are also in accordance to the mainstream scientific rationale for the preservation of such habitats.

Apart from greek and international environmental laws, this privatization – and habitat destruction for the sake of construction violates the fundamental principles of environmental sustainability. Dozens of cancellation applications have been filed against these construction plans, but have been rejected. And not only that, but the country’s higher court denied the existence of otters in that area (claiming that there was no evidence; while not ordering a proper survey).


Naturally, with its green hills, lakes and beaches Erimitis is a real paradise for birds as well.

Common Teal – Anas crecca
Mallard – Anas platyrhunchos
Ferruginous Duck – Aythya nyroca
Little Grebe – Tachybaptus ruficollis
Great Cormorant – Phalacrocorax carbo
Squacco Heron – Ardeola ralloides
Little Egret – Egretta garzetta
Great Egret – Ardea alba
Grey Heron – Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron – Ardea purpurea
Eurasian Sparrowhawk – Accipiter nisus
Common Buzzard – Buteo buteo
Common Kestrel – Falco tinnunculus
Water Rail – Rallus aquaticus
Common Moorhen – Gallinula chloropus
Eurasian Coot – Fulica atra
Common Snipe – Gallinago gallinago
Eurasian Woodcock – Scolopax rusticola
Wood Sandpiper – Tringa glareola
Common Sandpiper – Actitis hypoleucos
Black-headed Gull – Larus ridibundus
Yellow-legged Gull – Larus michahellis
Sandwich Tern – Sterna sandvicensis
Rock Pigeon – Columba livia
Common Woodpigeon  – Columba palumbus
European Turtle Dove – Streptopelia turtur
European Scops Owl – Otus scops
Little Owl – Athene noctua
Alpine Swift – Apus melba
Common Swift – Apus apus
Common Kingfisher – Alcedo atthis
Eurasian Hoopoe – Upupa epops
Sand Martin – Riparia riparia
Barn Swallow – Hirundo rustica
Common House Martin – Delichon urbicum
White Wagtail – Motacilla alba
European Robin – Erithacus rubecula
Whinchat – Saxicola rubetra
(Eastern) Black-eared Wheatear – Oenanthe hispanica (melanoleuca)
Common Blackbird – Turdus merula
Song Thrush – Turdus philomelos
Cetti’s Warbler – Cettia cetti
Great Reed Warbler- Acrocephalus arundinaceus
Common Whitethroat – Sylvia communis
Sardinian Warbler – Sylvia melanocephala
Common Cliffchaff – Phylloscopus collybita
Woodchat Shrike – Lanius senator
Eurasian Jay – Garrulus glandarius
Common Magpie – Pica pica
Western Jackdaw – Corvus monedula
House Sparrow – Passer domesticus
Spanish Sparrow – Passer hispaniolensis

Wild doves

The wild doves seen in the area are a special species for Corfu and are the last to survive on the island. They mainly nest in Kapareli.

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