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Summary Eesti Loodus 2014/1

The unnoticed, yet conspicuous kingfisher Tuul Sepp discusses why the bird of the year – the kingfisher – has such a flamboyant plumage, great fishing skills and a messy nest. Both male and female kingfishers have fancy feathers, and they both take care of their offspring. They are extremely fast, ……»


Summary Eesti Loodus 2013/12

Red deer in Estonia and elsewhere Karl Ligi describes a relatively new species of our fauna – the red deer – who can more frequently be met on the western islands and in southwestern Estonia.  The author gives an overview of the biology, reproduction, and menu, area of distribution, enemies ……»


Summary Eesti Loodus 2013/11

Unique in Europe: Soomaa national park 20 Hans Trass recalls the story of the name Soomaa and points out reasons why this area was specifically distinguished at the time. The lovely and species-rich flooded meadows of the Halliste River, and the magical bogs enchanted the author form his very first ……»


Summary Eesti Loodus 2012/10

How to recognize an insect. II Palaeoptera Mati Martin continues introducing the diversity of insects. This time he focuses on Ephemoroptera (mayflies) and dragonflies, from the division Palaeoptera. The name Palaeoptera has been traditionally applied to those ancestral groups of winged insects that lacked the ability to fold the wings back over the abdomen as ……»


Summary Eesti Loodus 2013/09

Corvidae, the most intelligent birds Tuul Sepp describes the intelligence of Corvidae: in the way they are able to earn and love to play they resemble humans. In Estonia there are many species of Corvidae: crows, jackdaws, ravens, jaybirds and others. The behavior of crows and their relatives have been ……»


Summary Eesti Loodus 2013/08

How to recognize an insect. I Mati Martin proposes some clues for navigating among the billions of insect species of the world. First, the author gives some insight into the complicated systematic of bugs. On a large scale, insects are classified into wingless insects, known as Apterygota, and winged insects: ……»