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Pyhahakki National Park

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A small area of primeval forest in central Finland where the dominant tree species are spruce and pine and some specimens may be up to 500 years old.

Situated where the wetter, flatter land of the west meets the hilly country of central Finland, the few open areas in this park are the edges of swamps and small woodland pools.

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[edit] Notable Species

The area is rich in typical Scandinavian woodland birds such as Goshawk, three species of grouse and Siberian Jay.

Woodpeckers include Black Woodpecker and Three-toed Woodpecker and owls include Ural Owl, Pygmy Owl and Tengmalm's Owl.

Common Crane is present during the breeding season.

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Birds you can see here include:

Northern Goshawk, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Hazel Grouse, Black Grouse, Western Capercaillie, Common Crane, Eurasian Pygmy Owl, Ural Owl, Tengmalm's Owl, Black Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Three-toed Woodpecker, Tree Pipit, Blue-headed Wagtail, Bohemian Waxwing, Eurasian Robin, Common Redstart, Song Thrush, Common Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, Spotted Flycatcher, Red-breasted Flycatcher, European Pied Flycatcher, Willow Tit, Common Treecreeper, Siberian Jay, Chaffinch, Brambling, European Greenfinch, Eurasian Siskin, Parrot Crossbill, Common Bullfinch, Rustic Bunting

[edit] Other Wildlife

The European Elk is the park's only large mammal but there are also Red Fox, Pine Marten, Flying Squirrel and Mountain Hare.

Butterflies, beetles and other insects are numerous and some rarities occur, eg the beetles Ips longicollis and Carphoborus minimus, rarely if ever found in commercially logged Finnish forests.

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There are marked hiking trails, hotels and campsites close to or within the park which lies on the road between Saarijarvi and Viitisaari.

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Content and images originally posted by Steve


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