Europe's Wild West - Portugal
Year: 2018
Run-Time: 1 x 52 min.

Directed by Gernot Lercher & Erich Pröll

A co-production by ORF, Skyland Productions and Proell Film in association with ORF-Enterprise
Available worldwide 4K

Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED)
Format: 16:9 , 16:9

Europe's Wild West - Portugal

Portugal - Europas Wilder Westen

Sustained by water from the mountains, naturethrives in Portugal's north, offering a lush habitat to flocks of Greater flamingo. They seek out river estuariesor abandoned saline pools where they feedon shrimps. The shrimps' eggs survive in dry saltup to 5 years, until conditions are right to emerge. High in the mountains the Spanish imperial eaglehunts rabbits and birds. Montados, forests of corkoaks, are the perfect hideout for Iberian lynx. Herethe great bustard, Europe's heaviest bird, performsa captivating mating dance while reciting a song irresistible to females. The whole display is sometimes watched by a Mediterranean chameleon, Europe's endemic chameleon species. Far in the Atlantic, Madeira's Desertas Islands are the onlyhome of one of the largest and rarest species ofwolf-spider. Here rare Mediterranean monk seals have one of the last colonies, while sperm whales enjoy the ocean's rich feeding grounds.
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