Did you know?

Northern copperheads have special pit organs, which they use to detect differences in temperature. These organs are very visible on each side of the head between the eye and the nostril. The tip of the tail of the Northern Copperhead has a striking colour and is used to imitate a worm e.g. to attract birds.


ClassificationOrder: scaled reptiles; family: vipers
DietRodents and birds
HabitatPredominantly forests, wet grasslands and mountain regions up to 1,000 m
ReproductionGives birth to a litter of 8–12 individuals.

Status according to Red List

More information you will get on the web page of the IUCN Red List.

Verbreitung Kupferkopf