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European Hedgehog Erinaceus europaeus
2012-10-03 16:40:07

The European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus), also known as the common hedgehog, can be found in western and northern Europe. Its range extends from the Iberian Peninsula and the British Isles to the central and western areas of Europe. Its southern range includes Fennoscandia and its northern range stretches from the Baltic to north-west Russia. This species has been introduced onto many...

West European Hedgehog
2007-01-10 12:08:11

The West European Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus), or simply the European hedgehog, is a hedgehog species found throughout the Palaearctic region. It is not found in the Himalayas and North Africa. It is not commonly found above 60°N in latitude. The only exceptions are Finland, Sweden and the Northwestern-most parts of Russia. This hedgehog is about 7.87 in (20 cm) long. It lives in...

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honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.