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Alpine Fauna#

Alpine Fauna, part of the Austrian Faunal Regions. The eastern Alps are inhabited by: deer, Chamois, Marmot (released in Rax area), Ibex (released in the Karawanken Mountains), Brown Bear, mountain hare, Alpine Ptarmigan, Alpine pipistrelle, Alpine shrew, Alpine swift, Bearded Vulture, Golden Eagle, Alpine Chough and Common Chough, snow finch, Alpine accentor, rock partridge, Alpine wall creeper, Alpine Salamander, Alpine Apollo butterfly and snow flea. There are trout, char, grayling and tench in Alpine rivers.

Further reading#

Naturgeschichte Oesterr., 1976.