The areas of the Altopiano del Sole are home to many animal species, although we find mostly typical alpine fauna. to many animal species, although we find mostly typical alpine fauna. The black grouse, characterized by the fork shape of the tail feathers of the males of the species, can be observed in spring perched on some larch trees, or at dawn engaged in mating dances in some grassy glade, as well as the ptarmigan, francolin, rock partridge and pheasant. It is not uncommon to encounter roe deer, wild boar, badgers, hedgehogs, hares and dormice in the woods of the area.
Amphibians are represented by several species of frogs, toads and tree frogs; among reptiles, on the other hand, grass snakes, Aesculapian snakes and slowworms dominate. In the rivers, brown and marble trout, and grayling are at home. Along the rivers, the most common birds are mallard, coot, swan, grey heron, kingfisher, linnets, linnet, siskin, and many others. Riparian forests are home to pheasants, buzzards, owls, barn owls, tawny owls, hoopoe, woodpeckers (green and greater red), nightingales, blackcaps and cuckoos.
THE FAUNA OF GIOVETTO AND LAKE MORO
Among the places on the Altopiano del Sole that are particularly rich in fauna is the Giovetto Nature Reserve. Mammals such as the fox, beech marten, weasel, marten and squirrel live here and are easily observed all through the year. In the forests at lower elevations lives the roe deer, a rather timid animal, while instead at the edges of the forest we can find the hare. In watering holes for livestock, the mountain frog finds a home. The ungulate forests of the Lake Moro Park, on the other hand, are home to roe deer, deer and wild boar (a recent arrival); typical of this area are Grouse (black grouse and hazel grouse) and the rock partridge. The waters of the Lake are inhabited by whitefish, perch, eel and several species of cyprinids.