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Seagull at Land's End

Wild birds flock to the sea

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Fauna Portugal
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Fauna

The north of Portugal is where numerous animal species make their home. On the border with Spain, stags, wild horses, boars and golden eagles share the Penada-Gerês National Park; on the heights of Trás-os-Montes there are wolves, lynxes, wild cats and foxes. There are eight reserves or national parks in the country. The Ria Formosa reserve is a wonderful site to watch migrating birds. Cape Saint Vincent is used as a stop by birds travelling to and from Africa and Europe.

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Fauna , Red Fox, Trás-os-Mont, Portugal , Portugal
Red Fox, Trás-os-Mont, Portugal

Look out for Red Foxes in the cornfields

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Fauna , Wolf,Trás-os-Montes, Portugal , Portugal
Wolf,Trás-os-Montes, Portugal

Woolves are commonly sighted in Portugal's national parks

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Boar, Penada-Gerês National Park, Portugal, Fauna, The fauna and flora, Northern and central Portugal
Boar, Penada-Gerês National Park, Portugal

A wild boar hunts for grub one of Portugal's many national parks

Fauna , Lusitanian Horse , Portugal
Lusitanian Horse

The Lusitano takes its name from Lusitania, an ancient Roman name for the region that today is Portugal

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