Devil's Bridge

For centuries it was used as a natural bridge to reach Tatev. The mineral springs erupting from cliff rocks at the site color the canyon and form stalactites under the bridge and a small pool of warm spring water attracts soakers for much of the year.

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Eurasian Blackbird

Eurasian Blackbird

Turdus merula

Length: 24-25 cm, Wing Span: 34-38.5 cm.

General description: It is true thrush with a long tail. Male is totally black bird with an orange-yellowish bill and a yellow eye-ring. Female is dark brown with paler throat and streaks on the breast.

Abundance and habitat: Year-round resident, common species.

Mainly occurs in mixed and deciduous forests, gardens, orchards and parks. Nests in bush or tree, building a cup of dry stems, grass and twigs.

Food: Insects, worms, fruits, berries, seeds

Status: Protected by the RA law on fauna.

 

Links

Wiki:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_blackbird

BirdLife:   http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=6394

Birdpedia:   http://www.birdpedia.com/au/bi.dll/bipu02?m=006&id505=M000006846

 

 


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Devil's BridgeMuch has been written about this place. I never saw the caves, but it is great place to fill your water bottles!
As you cross the "bridge", there is a pipe coming out of the rock within ten feet. It is clean mineral water, effervescent, like drinking Perrier!
Tighten the cap good, and it will stay effervescent for days!

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    How to reach From Yerevan drive south on the main N-S highway for 228 km. Before you reach the town of Goris, take the H45 turn toward Tatev Monastery. Drive another 19 km and you will reach the Devil's Bridge. The trip will take approximately 3 hour 23 minutes.

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