birds of Natural history museum of meteora

Birds

The museum possesses a rich collection of indigenous and migratory birds that live mainly in Greece, Europe and in other continents. Some of them are rare, threatened with extinction and protected, while some others have already disappeared. Due to its geographical position, bordered by three continents, Greece is one of the richest sites in biodiversity. Out of the 475 bird species that are estimated to live in Europe, 436 species thrive in Greece, or they cross it while migrating.

 

Therefore, the collection of the museum is one of the largest in Greece and will be constantly updated with new exhibits. It has become a magnetic pole, which enriches the knowledge of the dangers that many of the species exhibited face and demonstrates the need to protect them.

Meet some of the exhibits.

Slender-billed curlew

The Slender-billed curlew (Numenius tenuirostris) is one of the rarest and most endangered species in Europe. It is an aquatic...

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Egyptian vulture

The Egyptian vulture (Neophron Percnopterus) or as it’s called by most Greeks “Asproparis” is a migratory bird, travels from Africa...

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Bald eagle

The Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a typical eagle with dark brown plumage and white head and tail. It is...

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