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Laurent Geslin (France) visited the Vatican City, the smallest state in Europe, occupying just 44 hectares within the city of Rome, with a population of around 800. The Vatican is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the only one consisting of a whole state. The Vatican gardens are home to a surprsing wealth of wildlife, including the aptly named monk parakeets, kestrels and a variety of other bird and insect life.
Yellow-legged moustached icon hoverfly (Syrphus ribesii) resting on leaf in the Vatican garden with St Peter's in the background, Rome, Italy, March 2010  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Yellow-legged moustached icon hoverfly (Syrphus ribesii) resting on leaf in the Vatican garden with St Peter's in the background, Rome, Italy, March 2010
Herring gulls (Larus argentatus) perched on statues of the Saints in St Peter's Square, Vatican, Rome, Italy, March 2010  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Herring gulls (Larus argentatus) perched on statues of the Saints in St Peter's Square, Vatican, Rome, Italy, March 2010
White tailed bumblebee (Bombus lucorum) collecting nectar from Dandelion flower (Taraxacum officinale) in the Vatican garden, Rome, Italy, March 2010  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / White tailed bumblebee (Bombus lucorum) collecting nectar from Dandelion flower (Taraxacum officinale) in the Vatican garden, Rome, Italy, March 2010
Hooded crow (Corvus cornix) perched on church building in the Vatican garden, Rome, Italy, March 2010  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Hooded crow (Corvus cornix) perched on church building in the Vatican garden, Rome, Italy, March 2010
Common daisies (Bellis perennis) flowering in the  Vatican garden with St Peter's in the background, Rome, Italy, March 2010  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Common daisies (Bellis perennis) flowering in the Vatican garden with St Peter's in the background, Rome, Italy, March 2010
Monk parakeets (Myiopsitta monachus) at fountain in the Vatican garden, Rome, Italy  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Monk parakeets (Myiopsitta monachus) at fountain in the Vatican garden, Rome, Italy
Monk parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus) pair perched in tree in the Vatican garden, Rome, Italy, March 2010  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Monk parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus) pair perched in tree in the Vatican garden, Rome, Italy, March 2010
Herring gull (Larus argentatus) taking off from head of statue of St Peter, Vatican City, Rome, Italy, March 2010  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Herring gull (Larus argentatus) taking off from head of statue of St Peter, Vatican City, Rome, Italy, March 2010
Monk parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus) pair perched in tree in the Vatican garden, Rome, Italy, March 2010  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Monk parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus) pair perched in tree in the Vatican garden, Rome, Italy, March 2010
White tailed bumblebee (Bombus lucorum) collecting nectar from Dandelion flower (Taraxacum officinale) in the Vatican garden, Rome, Italy, March 2010  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / White tailed bumblebee (Bombus lucorum) collecting nectar from Dandelion flower (Taraxacum officinale) in the Vatican garden, Rome, Italy, March 2010
Cyclamen (Cyclamen sp) flowers in  garden of Vatican City, Rome, Italy, March 2010  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Cyclamen (Cyclamen sp) flowers in garden of Vatican City, Rome, Italy, March 2010
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) male in flight in the Vatican garden, Rome, Italy, March 2010  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) male in flight in the Vatican garden, Rome, Italy, March 2010
Kestrel (Falco tinninculus) perched in roosting hole in stone building in the Vatican garden, Rome, Italy, March 2010  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Kestrel (Falco tinninculus) perched in roosting hole in stone building in the Vatican garden, Rome, Italy, March 2010
Ivy (Hedera sp) growing through metal grating in garden of Vatican City, Rome, Italy, March 2010  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Ivy (Hedera sp) growing through metal grating in garden of Vatican City, Rome, Italy, March 2010
Kestrel (Falco tinninculus) in flight, Vatican garden, Rome, Italy, March 2010  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Kestrel (Falco tinninculus) in flight, Vatican garden, Rome, Italy, March 2010
Cyclamen (Cyclamen sp) flower in garden of  Vatican City, Rome, Italy, March 2010  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Cyclamen (Cyclamen sp) flower in garden of Vatican City, Rome, Italy, March 2010