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Land and Resources, Plants and Animals

francolin, mouflon, wild sheep, indigenous trees, snipe

Forest growths of pine, cypress, and cedar cover about one-seventh of the total area of Cyprus, principally in the mountainous areas. Other indigenous trees include juniper, plane, oak, olive, and carob; the eucalyptus has been planted extensively as an afforestation measure.

Cyprus has few wild animals; the most notable of these, the mouflon, a wild sheep, is no longer common. Birdlife is varied because the island is visited by migratory flocks. Among the prominent native birds are several varieties of partridge, especially francolin, and other game birds, including snipe, quail, woodcock, and plover.



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francolin, mouflon, wild sheep, indigenous trees, snipe, carob, plover, juniper, woodcock, wild animals, game birds, quail, mountainous areas, cypress, olive, oak, island, plane

 
 

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