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Hornacko Region


“Hlozi” means “a hawthorn thicket” and if you have ever come across a small forest steppe, you may agree that Hlozi resembles one. Due to its value for nature conservation, it became a small-scale nature reserve, designated to protect a patchwork of steppe meadows and hedges with a great variety of sun and warmth loving species of plants and animals.

One of the many interesting animals that find their home here is a small bird called the Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio). You are most likely to spot it sitting on some of the thin branches of the hawthorn and blackthorn shrubs, observing the surroundings from its high perch, waiting for its pray. It usually hunts for beetles, locusts, and grasshoppers, but it is known to occasionally pluck up its courage and try for a small mouse. If the hunting session is particularly good, providing more food than can be used in a day, the Red-backed Shrike “stores” the rest of its catches by spearing them on the sharp thorns of surrounding shrubs.

Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)

GPS position

N 48° 54.539', E 17° 30.324'



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