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Riserva Naturale Orientata Foce del fiume Platani

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  • Land Surface Area (ha): 206,88
  • Regions: Sicilia
  • Provinces: Agrigento
  • Municipalities: Cattolica Eraclea, Ribera
  • Establishment Measures: DARTA 216 4/07/1984 - DAR 30/05/87
  • PA Official List: EUAP0376

 

 

Mouth of the River Platani Nature Reserve with Specific Purposes

The mouth of the river Platani is a place of great naturalistic beauty dominated by Capo Bianco cliff. It represents the first staging area for several migratory birds coming from Africa and, thanks to the diversification of the environments, it offers shelter to a luxuriant and variegated flora and, as a consequence, to a rich and heterogeneous avifauna. The reserve includes the final stretch of the river Platani (which, before flowing into the sea, forms a large bend) and the long sandy stretch of Borgo Monsignore, bordered by a bar of low dunes.

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Flora

Sea Daffodil

It is one of the most beautiful and showy flowers characterizing the dune vegetation. From winter to spring, only its ribbon-shaped fleshy leaves emerge from the sand, and they wither in summer.

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Fauna

Penduline Tit

It is only 11 cm long and weights 8 grams. It can be easily recognized thanks to its characteristic black eye-mask.

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