The Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni) is a small falcon. This species breeds from the Mediterranean across southern central Asia to China and Mongolia. It is a summer migrant, wintering in Africa and Pakistan and sometimes even to India and Iraq. It is rare north of its breeding array, and declining in its European array. The scientific name of this bird commemorates the German naturalist Johann Andreas Naumann. Falco_naumanni.mp3 (80 downloads)
The Eurasian beaver or European beaver (Castor fiber) is a species of beaver, which was once widespread in Eurasia, where it was hunted to near extinction both for fur and for castoreum, a secretion of its scent gland believed to have medicinal properties. Re-introduced through much of its ex- array, it now occurs from the British Isles to China and Mongolia. Castor_fiber.mp3 (104 downloads)
The Greater Small-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla) or sometimes just Small-toed Lark (but see below) is a small passerine bird. It breeds in southern Europe, northwest Africa, and across temperate Asia from Turkey and southern Russia to Mongolia. It is sometimes considered conspecific with Calandrella cinerea. During migration they form large flocks that glide in synchrony and at other times they form loose flocks.
Calandrella_brachydactyla.mp3 (79 downloads)