The Tisza mayfly is the largest mayfly species in Europe
, males measuring up to five inches (12 cm) from head to tail.
The bright, rainbow-colored European Bee-eaters breed in holes in sandpits, riverbanks and quarries. They lay their eggs and raise their young in long tunnels
made in the sand, sometimes measuring 6.5 feet (2 m) in length.
The Common Spoonbill nests in colonies in
trees or reedbeds of tranquil marshy wetlands
. It regularly breeds in Hungary
The largest population of Purple Heron
in Hungary nests in the expansive reedbeds of the Lake Tisza
region, between April and September.
Approximately the size of a turkey, the Great Bustard
is the heaviest flying bird species in Europe
. Most of the Hungarian resident bustards live on the Plains.
; conservation value: 1 million HUF/individual.
The Moor Frog
is characteristically a northern species. It can be found on the northernmost parts of Europe.
In Hungary, we can meet this frog with a tapered nose on the flatlands and hills, in damp bogs and meadows, and on the floodplains.
Hungarian cattle farming goes back many thousand years in history.
The robust gray cattle was originally brought from inner Asia to the Carpathian Basin
by ancient Hungarians.
The Hungarian gray cattle and the long-wool Racka sheep
are both considered treasures of Hungary.
The long, curly hair and the spiral horns make this sheep unique in the world
Life on the Hungarian Great Plains (Alfold
) is primarily supported by its main river, the Tisza. The river's surroundings form a suitable habitat for rare local species.