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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Red-Backed Shrike

Red-Backed Shrike

Lanius collurio

Length: 17 cm, Wing Span: 24-27 cm.

General description: Thick hooked bill, short wings. Male has a blue-gray head, black mask, red-brown back, pink-white underpart, black tail. Female is brown above with grayer nape, brown tail and darker brown mask. Underparts are off-white scalloped with gray.

Abundance and habitat: Common species of breeding migratory birds. Occurs in scrubby grasslands. Red-backed Shrike’s nest is a loosely woven cup of plant material built in shrubs or small trees.

Food: Invertebrates, small vertebrates.

Status: Protected under RA law on fauna.

 

Links

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-backed_shrike

BirdLife: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=5526

Birdpedia: http://www.birdpedia.com/au/bi.dll/bipu02?m=006&id505=M000005925


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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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