Fauna of Kosovo
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The fauna of Kosovo is influenced by the geographical position and conditions of Kosovo,[a] which suit many rare animals. In the fields and hilly areas there are boar, deer, rabbits, ravens, magpies, starlings, field sparrows, woodpeckers and turtle doves.
In the mountainous regions there are field partridges, quails, pheasants, squirrels, storks, and many numerous species of eagles, vultures, hawks etc. The rare animals include the European brown bear, wolves, roe deer, lynx, wild and forest hen grouse. The bear is mainly found in the Šar Mountains and in the Prokletije or Albanian Alps. The high mountains in Kosovo make it ideal for many animals to live in.
In the rivers and lakes there are salmon, trout, scuba, eel, gudgeon, catfish, carp, torpedo and small herring.
Notes and references
|a.||^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 106 out of 193 United Nations member states.|