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Isole di Stromboli e Strombolicchio

Stromboli is the island with the most recent origin of the archipelago which also reaches the highest elevation. The most significant plant communities are those of a predominantly pioneer nature, such as casmophilous formations: here the rarest and most interesting species are found. Glareicole aspects related to the “sciare” and surfaces with unconsolidated sediments are also quite widespread and well-represented. Shrub and woodland formations are rather localized or well-defined. The island lies on an important migratory route for birds of pray and storks, which is part of the same migratory flow as the Strait of Messina. Additionally, the passage of passerines, especially in the autumn, is significant, with an abundance of turdids and sylviids. Among the nesting birds, the most notable presence is represented by colonies of Eleonora’s falcon, which are located on the rocky cliffs. The conservation status of the habitats can be considered good and allows for hosting a relatively rich fauna with some endemic species, sometimes unique to the Aeolian archipelago.