Coronella austriaca

Common name: the Smooth Snake

Conservation status: Least Concern

Distribution: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Size: up to 750 mm

Description: upperside coloration is grey or brown with two rows of small indistinct dark spots; on the top of the head there is a dark marking in the shape of a crown; a dark stripe extends from each nostril over the eye along the side of the head to the neck

Habitat: various types of habitat, such as moorland, rocky coastlines, open woodland, woodland edges, heathland and rocky areas

Activity: diurnal

Diet: small vertebrates

Reproduction: viviparous

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