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The chamois, marmots and ibexes share the mountain slopes, while the spoonbills, storks, purple herons and long-eared bats prefer the reed beds of the Pannonia. The national park of the Hohe Tauern also shelters ibexes, chamois, marmots and golden eagles. Another species to observe: the griffon vultures that glide around the sky in summer. Another species of carrion-eater, the bearded vultures used to meet in the Hohe Tauern; at present, attempts are being made to reintroduce them.

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    A stork

    Spoonbills, storks, purple herons, and long-eared bats favour the reed beds of the Pannonia region.

    © Christian Lehner / age fotostock
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    A heron in full flight

    The heron is recognisable by its S-shaped neck.

    © Christian Lehner / age fotostock
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    A decorated cow in the Tyrol

    Cows are often decorated and used in parades during the traditional festivals in Tyrol.

    © foottoo / 123RF
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    The eagle

    The name 'eagle' groups together 38 bird species in the Accipitridae family. Eagles are large birds of prey; this one seems to be staking out its next meal.

    © Marcel Schauer / age fotostock
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    A couple of marmots

    This mammal in the rodent family often hides in the rocks in the mountains.

    © James White / age fotostock
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    A race between male ibexes

    The horns of an adult male can grow up to 1 metre long.

    © ZoonarHelge Schulz / age fotostock
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