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Monfragüe

  

"Monfragüe National Park is located in the province of Cáceres, and represents one of the largest and most representative sites of forest and Mediterranean scrub.

 

It was the first protected natural area in Extremadura. This natural area can be regarded as a valley crossed by the rivers Tajo and Tietar , about 30 km in length and about 7 km wide.

 

The mountains that define this valley, which barely reach 800 m. above sea level, give home to a large variety of biotopes: oak, forest and Mediterranean scrub, rocks, reservoirs and streams, allowing the existence of a rich and varied plant and animal life.

The Tajo River and its tributary, the Tiétar, provide with water and they sculpted in large quartzite cliffs where they settle spectacular colonies of vultures and peregrine falcons, the eagle, and owl make their nests. In their banks and beds we can find the kingfisher, myths, cormorants and mockingbirds, and other animals related to the aquatic environment as the otter."

 

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Taken on May 4, 2011