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13 marzo 2014

Soprano Lake, a small nature reserve in Serradifalco

paesaggiAt only 21 km south-east of Caltanissetta, in the Municipality of Serradifalco, is located the smallest protected area in the province of Caltanissetta: Soprano Lake. The basin of karst origin, was included by the Italian Botanical among the biotopes of scientific relevance and natural interest. The lake shoreline, characterized by the common reed (Phragmites australis), is animated by a rich birdlife such as the Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus), the coot (Fulica atra) Pochard (Aythya ferina), the Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus), Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus), Cetti’s Warbler (Cettia cetti). Reported in the lake also not sedentary species. Among the mammals have been identified species, such as porcupines, weasels or the hare, while reptiles are represented by the typical pond turtle (Emys orbicularis).