Typical representatives of Euro-Siberian mixed forests occur at lower altitudes. The gastropod Macrogastra plicatula enjoys beechwoods, together with various birds including the Eurasian nuthatch (Sitta europaea), the hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes), leaf-warblers (Phylloscopus sp.), the bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula), the white stork (Ciconia ciconia), the black stork (Ciconia nigra), the Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus), the Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) and the Eurasian eagle-owl (Bubo bubo). Among herbivores are deer and roe-buck, hunting animals include foxes, the pine marten and stone marten, and the well known nocturnal solitary badger. Quite numerous are small rodents, such as the bank vole (Myodes glareolus), European pine vole (Microtus subterraneus) and the yellow-necked mouse (Apodemus flavicollis).
The spruce forests host Hercynian fauna, which resembles a lot of the remote fauna of the Siberian taiga. Among its representatives are the giant springtail (Tetrodontophora bielanensis), Carabus and other beetles. The tree crowns are populated with the coal tit (Periparus ater), crested tit (Parus cristatus) and the crossbill, which eats spruce cones. It is also the domestic habitat for the ring ouzel (Turdus torquatus) mentioned above, a species related to the common blackbird (Turdus merula). The red deer (Cervus elaphus) and nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes) are abundant here.