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Regional Natural Reserve Marshes of Ostiglia - Lombardy
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Regional Natural Reserve Marshes of Ostiglia - Lombardy

Type of protected area - Where it is located Type: Regional Nature Reserve established by resolution of the Regional Council No. III / 1737 of 11/10/1984. Region: Lombardy Province: Mantua The Paludi di Ostiglia Regional Nature Reserve occupies a wetland of 123 hectares in the Municipality of Ostiglia (Mantua).

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Ducks: Mandarin duck

Spread and habitat Originating in Japan and China, it was introduced in Europe around 1830. Today it is found in freedom in various areas of Great Britain and Brittany. It is bred all over the world as an ornamental garden duck. He loves to live in ponds and marshy areas.
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Ducks: Pintail

Spread and habitat It is found in Europe, Asia and North America. Migratory species wintering in Africa. It inhabits marshy areas, tundras and brackish coasts. The name derives from the long tail. Beautiful-looking duck, shy and suspicious, to be bred requires large spaces (large ponds) and easily coexists with other species.
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Atlas of Pheasants: Pheasant of Elliot Syrmaticus ellioti

Classification and distribution - Elliot's PheasantReal: AnimalsPhylum: CordatiSubphylum: VertebratesClass: BirdsOrder: GalliformesFamily: PhasianidesGender: SyrmaticusSpecies: S. ellioti Discreetly present in captivity, in nature it is found in the mountains of south-eastern China, around 2000 meters above sea level.
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Beekeeping: Breeding equipment

The hive is the artificial shelter where bees live and can be a container of various shapes and sizes, built with the most varied materials and inside which bees build honeycombs, raise the brood and deposit honey. rustic (rustic bugs) are fixed honeycombs and are used by man from the dawn of beekeeping to the present day, making use of hollow tree trunks, wicker baskets, straw bells, cork containers where bees build their honeycombs in their own way.
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Ducks: Swedish Yellow

Origin, spread and economic characteristics The Yellow Swede (Svensk gul anka) is an old Swedish breed with a typical ocher yellow plumage. Very rare also in its homeland of origin. Morphological characteristics Ocher yellow plumage. Swedish duck Swedish swedish duck
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Atlas of Pheasants: Chrysolophus genus

Scientific classification - Chrysolophus spp.Regno: AnimalsPhylum: CordatiSubphylum: VertebratesClass: BirdsOrder: GalliformesFamily: PhasianidesGender: ChrysolophusThis genus includes 2 species, the golden pheasant and the Lady Amherst pheasant; they are also called cape pheasants because of the fan of feathers that males have around their necks.
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Beekeeping: History

The oldest depiction of man intent on stealing honey from the bee dates back to around 9000 years (Mesolithic), in a cave in Valencia, Spain. It was common practice to collect honeycombs during the winter when the bees they are more vulnerable, the hives were located along the rocky walls so it was necessary to descend with ropes to get there.
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Ducks: Emerald or Black East Indian

Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics Ducks with black coloring are divided into two types, the heavy Cayuga type and the lighter Emerald Duck. Both have a bright black plumage, which tends to green. The origin, however, is not common, in fact they differ in weight and shape. The origin of the two ducks is mysterious and we do not know which of the two was selected before, neither where they come from, nor whether they were created by man or discovered in nature.
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Atlas of Pheasants: Argos of Borneo

Scientific classification - Argo del BorneoRegno: AnimalsPhylum: CordatiSubphylum: VertebratesClass: BirdsOrder: GalliformesFamily: PhasianidesGender: ArgusianusSpecies: A. grayiLArgo del Borneo is a very rare phasianid in farms; it is an endemic species of Borneo, where it lives among the dense jungles.
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Beekeeping: Other products

Alcohol or hydromel Alcoholic drink obtained by diluting honey with water and subsequent fermentation. The dilution of the water causes the proliferation of the yeasts contained in the honey (with a humidity lower than 20 the yeasts remain inactive) which obtain energy from the consumption of sugars by using oxygen and freeing CO2 and water.
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Beekeeping: Wax

While the other insects create the nest with the materials found in the environment, the bees produce the construction material by themselves: wax. It is a fatty substance, entirely of animal origin, secreted by the silky glands functioning in workers aged between 10 and 16 days; to produce 1 kg of wax, 9 to 12 kg of honey are needed and the greatest production occurs during the spring period.
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Beekeeping: The poison

Substance produced by the venomous glands of the abdomen and expelled with the help of the stinger; it consists of an acid, colorless and clear liquid, of colloidal nature with a pungent, bitter, aromatic flavor, soluble in water and insoluble in alcohol. In the worker bee the production of the poison begins shortly after the birth with a peak of production at 15 ° day of age.
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Atlas of Pheasants: Edwards's Pheasant Lophura edwardsi

Classification and distribution - Edwards's PheasantRed: AnimalsPhylum: CordatiSubphylum: VertebratesClass: BirdsOrder: GalliformesFamily: PhasianidaeGender: LophuraSpecies: L. edwardsiFather rare pheasant in nature where it lives in the mountain woods of Annam, in Vietnam; it is not very common even in captivity where the breeding of the species in purity is made difficult by the numerous crossings undergone with the Swinhoe.
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Ducks: Blekinge duck

Origin, spread and economic characteristics Blekinge duck, known as Blekingeanka in Swedish, is a descendant of the ancient natural breed of Swedish duck. It was thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered in the Blekinge archipelago in southern Sweden. Today the breed is classified as one of the most endangered bird species in the world: only 200 specimens remain.
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Ducks: Mulard

Generalities and economic characteristics Mulards, sterile hybrids deriving from the interspecific cross between Barberia duck (Chairina moschata) and common duck (Anas platyrhynchos), are highly appreciated by gourmets as roast ducks and are also used for the production of fatty liver.
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Ducks: Beijing

Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics Breed of Chinese origin, imported into Europe around 1870 (originally it was white with yellowish colored reflections and orange legs). Currently there are two varieties: the American and the German ones. The selection of the latter is purely German and English and has led to the formation of a more upright type with yellowish white plumage (American Beijing has pure white plumage).
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Dr. Alessio Zanon, veterinary surgeon expert in zootechnical biodiversity, collaborated in the creation of this section. We also thank Francesco Silletta for the section dedicated to geese and Pasquale DAncicco for preparing the cards on pheasants and turkeys. The Latlante of the Colombi breeds was created with the collaboration of Dr.
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Beekeeping: Pollination

The morphology of the bee is closely linked to pollination: the insect is covered with hairs which, during visits to the flowers, are completely filled with pollen grains thus transporting the male gametes to the pistils and ensuring the reproduction of life and biodiversity. Pollination by pollinators is an indispensable factor for many crops.
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Ducks: Dendrocigna

Spread and habitat Duck spread in many areas of the world (Central and South America, Africa, India, Antilles Islands), especially in tropical areas. Sedentary, migratory or erratic depending on the localization area. It lives in open areas rich in stagnant waters but is also found along quiet bays and rivers.
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Beekeeping: Systematic classification

Order: HymenopteraFamily: ApidaeGender: ApisSpecies: mellifera Breed: ligusticaThe honey bee (Apis Mellifera L.) is a hymenoptera belonging to the family of apids, it is native to Africa and through France has spread throughout Europe. The A..mellifera is the most bred species but three other species belong to the Apis genus: The most bred breed in Italy and mostly widespread throughout the world is the ligustica, although there are others that are divided into three groups : · European breeds · Oriental breeds · African breeds Within the various breeds there are also subraces and strains with different characteristics compared to other groups of the same breed, for example the American bee is a particular strain of Apis mellifera ligustica.
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