The Faroe Islands are located in Norwegian Sea, and is considered to be a Maritime Subarctic climate. The islands are cool with lots of wind and average about two hundred and sixty days of rain. the Faroe Islands' birds are primarily seabirds and birds that prefer an open landscape- as the Faroe Islands lack any woodland sort of area. Some of the bird species found on the Faroe Islands include: Black Guillemont, European Starling, Common Guillemont, Winter Wren
, and Common Eider
. The Pied Raven was once unique to the Faroe Islands, however, throughout the twentieth century they have become extinct. As for mammals, there are few species that are wild to the Faroe Islands and all were introduced by man. The three wild species include: Mountain Hare
, Brown Rat
, and House Mouse
. There is also a domesticated sheep that is native to the Faroe Islands, the Faroes; it is shown on the coat of arms of the Faroe Islands. These sheep are small and hardy and are used both for a food source and sheared for their wool to create knitwear. There were once sheep on the uninhabited island of L'tla D'mun, but they went extinct in the 1860s. Grey seals are common on the shoreline. Long-finned Pilot Whales and killer whales
are also found in the waters of the area. The Long-finned Pilot Whales are locally hunted by the islanders, as is their tradition. the Faroe Islands does not offer much in regards to habitats. It is primarily grassland in the lowlands. However, the further up in terrain the more rough and rugged it becomes- giving way to rocky peaks and coastal cliffs. This can be explained by the fact that the the Faroe Islands are dominated by basalt lava- a rock type that weathers quickly and supports bacteria life more than anything else. It is a rough terrain that requires hardy animals and people to live there.