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Habitat with the largest biodiversity, natural heritage and UNESCO protected area, the Danube Delta contains 325 species of birds , 43 species of mammals and 136 species of fish.
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Great white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Summer Guests, Nesting
Strictly Protected

World Cultural and Natural Heritage. Habitat with the largest biodiversity, natural heritage and UNESCO protected area.


Least Concern. Conservation status regarding world population.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Pelecanidae
Genus: Pelecanidae
Species: Pelecanus onocrotalus


There are over 320 species of birds found in the delta during summer, of which 166 are hatching species and 159 are migratory. Over one million individuals (swans, wild ducks, bald coots, etc.) winter here.

The Danube Delta falls within east European steppe ecosystem, with Mediterranean influences. As a young region in full process of consolidation, the Danube Delta represents a very favorable place for the development of highly diverse flora and fauna, unique in Europe, with numerous rare species.

Situated on major migratory routes, and providing adequate conditions for nesting and hatching, the Danube Delta is a magnet for birds from six major eco-regions of the world, including the Mongolian, Arctic and Siberian.

Pygmy cormorant
(Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)
Dalmatian pelican
(Pelecanus crispus)
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