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.
The heron is recognisable by its S-shaped neck.© Christian Lehner / age fotostock
Cows are often decorated and used in parades during the traditional festivals in Tyrol.© foottoo / 123RF
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
This mammal in the rodent family often hides in the rocks in the mountains.© James White / age fotostock
The horns of an adult male can grow up to 1 metre long.© ZoonarHelge Schulz / age fotostock