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Kolkheti National Park

national park, the wetlands enclose a geographic center historically known as Kolcheti (Colchis), from the Hellenistic legend ‘Jason and the Argonauts’. The ancient Greek names for the site make up the scientific name for Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus), which is thought to have been introduced to Europe by the Argonauts. The area harbors many waterfowl birds and is extremely important for waterfowl wintering and migrating, as well as rare endemic plants, and many water-affiliated amphibians, reptiles, and mammals.

Atraction for birdwatchers in Kolkheti wetlands include: Great Crested Grebe, Little Egret, Red-necked Grebe, Black-necked grebe, Great Cormorant, Squacco Heron, Great Egret, Eurasian Spoonbill, Glossy Ibis, Lesser White-fronted Goose, Ruddy Shelduck, Marsh Sandpiper, Great Snipe, many species of ducks and waders, Eurasian Coot, Great Black-headed Gull, Gull-billed Tern, White-winged Tern, White-headed Duck, White-tailed Eagle, and Greater Spotted Eagle.
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