The wild animals we have in Linosa are the lizard Firfolense
(Podarcis Algusae) and a variety of gongilo very similar to the lizard but
less used to go out side and to expose itself to the sun light. Then ,we
also have the Calcides Diomedea. On the island, there is also, the
presence of rare coleopters and interesting kind of dipteral.
The most wide spread sea bird in the island is the Berta Maggiore
(Calonectris Diomedea) or in English
shearwater. Then we also have the Real Gull, the Kestrel,
and the Sardinian Warbler. Mattugia, the Linnet and the horn
howl are also birds which fly from the north to the south and viceversa.
The presence of wild diurnal birds as the Honey Buzzard, and of the
Eleonora's Falcon, as well as Harrier's, Kites,
Storks, Flamingos, Herons, Sea crows,
Cormorant's, Gazelles, doves Limicoli and Anatidi
are on the island both in spring and in autumn.
The rich fauna and the wonderful sea-bed(bottom) of Linosa allows a vast
reproduction of animal submarines. Serranidis , Cernie,
Ricciole, Dentici, Salpe, Damsels Pavonine,
Pisceses Parrot, Saraghi, Pitch Sword, Squids and a
great deal of Mediterranean fishes and subtropical fishes can be found in
the sea around Linosa.
Much more important is the presence of the common lady Turtle
(Caretta Caretta) which chooses the beach of Linosa for laying its eggs.
So, every year, in the summer time, you can be lucky to assist to a hatcking
of the turtle’ eggs. In case you are not there assisting the hatching of the
turtle’s eggs you can always visit the "
Hydrosphera " center where they cure and protect the marine
turtles thanks to the European Community plus the collaboration of the