Alpinus or mutus), the lark, the snowbunting (Plectrophanes nivalis), two or three species of Sylvia, one Phylloscopus and a Motacilla must be added.
The avifauna is very rich in migratory water and marsh fowl (Grallatores and Natatores), which come to breed in the coast region; but only five land birds - the ptarmigan (Lagopus alpinus), snow-bunting, Iceland falcon, snow-owl and raven - are permanent inhabitants of the region.
Mustela alpina, Canis alpinus, the sable antelope (Aegocerus sibiricus), several species of mouse (Mus gregatus, M.
Stellaris, Erigeron alpinus, Azalea procumbens, Myosotis alpestris, Polygonum viviparum, Salix retusa, S.
Among the Insectivora, the alpine shrew (Sorex alpinus) is restricted to the Alps.
As characteristic birds of the snow-region may be mentioned the alpine chough (Pyrrhocorax alpinus), which is frequently seen at the summits even of the loftiest mountains, the alpine swift (Cypselus melba), the wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria), snow-finch (Montifringilla nivalis) and ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus); the geographical distribution of this last being similar to that of the mountain hare.
Alpinus, I ft., and A.
C. alpinus, 6 in., grows in dense tufts, and bears sulphur-yellow flowers in May.
Alpinus is a beautiful little alpine for rockwork, 3 to 6 in., of tufted habit, with small-toothed leaves, and heads of pinkish-purple or, in a variety, white flowers, early in summer.
The tenuis becomes a spirant also after r or 1, as in corff from corpus, and Elfin from Alpinus; but It gives llt or ll.
40) and whether he is identical with the turgidus Alpinus (Satires, i.
Only two species of fish are of any importance - the goltzy (Salmo alpinus) in the western rivers, and the omul (Salmo omul) in the eastern.