GOBIERNO DE ARAGON UE FEADER REDR

Ornithological routes

Around Teruel

Around Teruel

ITINERARY

Los Ojos del Jiloca, la Laguna del Cañizar y Campo Visiedo.

SPECIES

RESIDENT: Golden Eagle, Marsh Harrier, Great Bustard, Little Bustard, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Red-crested Pochard, Gadwall, Pintail, Eurasian Spoonbill, Common Pochard, Red-billed Chough, Calandra Lark, Dupont’s Lark, Grey Wagtail, White Wagtail, Penduline Tit, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Long-eared Owl.

SUMMER: Montagu’s Harrier, Lesser Kestrel, Eurasian Hobby, Garganey, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Black-knecked Grebe, Great Bittern, Little Bittern, Night Heron, Squacco Heron, Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Great White Egret, Purple Heron, Black-winged Stilt, Northern Lapwing, Stone Curlew, Reed Warbler, Hoopoe, Golden Oriole, Black-eared Wheatear, Northern Wheatear, Common Cuckoo, Zitting Cisticola, Crested Lark.

OVERWINTERING: Great Cormorant, Grey Heron, Hen Harrier, Red Kite, Common Crane, Reed Bunting.

MIGRANT: Black Stork, Bluethroat, Moustached Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Savi’s Warbler.

OTHER FAUNA

MAMMALS: Otter, Badger, Genet, Southern Water Vole.

AMPHIBIANS; Common Toad, Midwife Toad, Iberian Water Frog.

REPTILES: Viperine Water Snake.

FISH: Stone Loach, Gudgeon, Minnow.

DESCRIPTION

RECOMMENDED TIME OF YEAR: All year round.

HABITATS: Shallow lagoons and largish spring pools with fringes of marshy vegetation, especially common reed grass. Shrubby moorland mixed in with traditional un-irrigated agriculture.

BIRDING ARAGÓN

Red Kite. Photo: Miguel Ángel García

BIRDING ARAGÓN
Grey Heron. Photo: Miguel Ángel García

BIRDS

Black-eared Wheatear
Black-eared Wheatear

Oenanthe hispanicaES: collalba rubia Description L: 14cm; W:25-27cm; Male in breeding plumage with reddish ocher back; rump and upper coverts creamy white; black wings with white trim on the feathers; throat and sides of head black or black...

Northern Wheatear
Northern Wheatear

Oenanthe oenanthe ES: Collalba gris Description L: 14-16cm; W:26-32cm; Male with grey back; black wings; white forehead and black bands on sides of the head; white eyebrow; wing feathers and covert feathers black. White underparts. The...

Bluethroat
Bluethroat

Luscinia svecica ES: Ruiseñor pechiazul Description L: 14cm; W:20-22.5cm; Conspicuous bird with dark brown back and central tail feathers; reddish tail, ending in a dark band; prominent pale eyebrow; light belly. Males in rut have a blue...

White Wagtail
White Wagtail

Motacilla alba ES: Lavandera blanca Description L: 18cm; W:28cm; Grey, white and black plumage; long tail, white and black. In breeding plumage, a black crown that in the male reaches the nape and white forehead; black chest and bib. In...

Grey Wagtail
Grey Wagtail

Motacilla cinerea ES: Lavandera cascadeña Description L: 19cm; W:26cm; Plumage grey above, white and yellow below. Male in breeding plumage with black bib, bright yellow and white moustachial stripe on chest and white flanks; female very...

Greater Short-toed Lark
Greater Short-toed Lark

Calandrella brachydactyla ES: Terrera común Description L: 13-14cm W: 25-30cm. Elongated beak and a straight lower mandible; It has a brownish upper part streaked with dark and white underparts, an unspeckled chest and two black spots on...

Calandra Lark
Calandra Lark

Melanocorypha calandra ES: Calandria común Description L: 18-19cm W: 34-42cm. Crestless head without crown and marked eyebrow, thick and strong beak. Brown upper part, with light edges, chest with fine stripes and two dark lateral spots...

Dupont’s Lark
Dupont’s Lark

Chersophilus duponti ES: Alondra ricotí Description L: 18cm, W: 26-31cm. Crestless head, a marked eyebrow, and a long, fine, curved beak. Brown above and white below, streaked brown chest, and white outer tail feathers. Similar plumage in...

Hoopoe
Hoopoe

Upupa epops ES: Abubilla Description L 25-28cm. W: 44-48 cm. Brown back, with black and white transverse stripes; pinkish-wine chest, with white underparts; fawn-coloured head with a pinkish crest tipped with black and white; black wings...

Common Kingfisher
Common Kingfisher

Alcedo atthis ES: Martín pescador comúnr Description L: 15-17cm W: 24-26cm. Bluish above, brownish-orange below, white throat, with a white spot on both sides of the neck. Sexual dimorphism is not very evident and is limited to the colour...

Long-eared Owl
Long-eared Owl

Asio otus ES: Búho chico Description L: 31-37cm; W: 86-98 cm; Nocturnal raptor with striking facial design. It has a gray-brown to reddish-brown back, speckled with brown; ocher underparts; reddish-brown flight feathers; tail rufous with...

Common Cuckoo
Common Cuckoo

Cuculus canorus ES: Cuco común Description L: 32-36cm; W: 54-60cm; Adult with gray back and head; underparts barred; long tail, with white spots on the tip; some females have strongly wavy dark ocher upperparts, with rufous rump and head....

Black-bellied Sandgrouse
Black-bellied Sandgrouse

Pterocles orientalis ES: Ganga ortega Description L: 34-36cm; W: 65-70cm; Steppe bird with camouflage colors, compact and voluminous body, long wings and black belly. Male with gray back mottled with yellow; gray head, neck and breast;...

Northern Lapwing
Northern Lapwing

Vanellus vanellus ES: Avefría europea Description L: 28-31cm; W: 67-72cm; Bird with a long crest and striking plumage. With little sexual dimorphism. Dark upperparts, with greenish reflections; white underparts; wings wide and rounded, with...

Eurasian Stone-curlew
Eurasian Stone-curlew

Burhinus oedicnemus ES: Alcaraván común Description L: 40-44cm; W: 77-85 cm; MediuMar-Sepized bird with sandy-toned plumage, with a large, bright yellow eye framed by two white lines; yellow bill with black tip and yellow legs; wings brown,...

Black-winged Stilt
Black-winged Stilt

Himantopus himantopus ES: Cigüeñuela común Description L: 33-36cm; W: 67-83cm; Common bird in shallow humid areas, it has a dark back; rest of plumage white, with black or brown spot on head that may sometimes be missing; long black bill;...

Great Bustard
Great Bustard

Otis late ES: Avutarda común Description L: 75-105cm; W: 190-260cm; It is the heaviest bird in Europe, very large with a gray head and neck; back brown with fine dark barring; white underparts; wing with white coverts and black and white...

Little Bustard
Little Bustard

Tetrax tetrax ES: Sisón común Description In breeding plumage, the male has an ocher hood with black striations and the rest of the head is gray; black neck with white stripes, followed by a white and a black collar. In non-breeding...

Common Crane
Common Crane

Grus Grus ES: Grulla común Description L: 96-119cm; W: 180-222cm; Adult slate gray; throat, nape and sides of face black; sides of head and neck white; crown red; black primaries; long secondaries giving the appearance of being part of the...

Eurasian Coot
Eurasian Coot

Fulica atra ES: Focha común Description L: 38-42cm; W: 75-85cm; Abundant species in very varied wetlands. Both sexes are similar, generally black in color, with a darker head and neck; olive back; black wings ending in a white tip; bill and...

Eurasian Hobby
Eurasian Hobby

Falco subbuteo ES: Alcotán europeo Description L:29-33cm; W: 74-83cm; Adults with slate-colored backs; pale underparts; dark mustache; feathers of the breeches and underbelly reddish; gray tail; pale wings below. Juveniles brown and...

Lesser Kestrel
Lesser Kestrel

Falco naumanni ES: Cernícalo primilla Description L:26-31cm; W: 66-72cm; Raptor with pointed wings and long tail, with a black band near the end; light nails; back brown, mottled only in female; light ocher underparts, speckled with dark;...

Booted Eagle
Booted Eagle

Aquila pennata ES: Águila calzada Description L: 42-51cm; W:110-135cm; With feathers on the tarsi, covering even the fingers. It has two types of plumagW: a light phase with white underparts; neck and breast often with a tawny band; ocher...

Golden Eagle
Golden Eagle

Aquila chrysaetos ES: Águila real Description L: 76-96cm; W: 180-230cm; One of the best known birds of prey. The adult has dark brown plumage; head and nape golden; tail with diffuse transverse bands. In adult birds, the male has a darker...

Montagu’s Harrier
Montagu’s Harrier

Circus pygargus ES: Aguilucho cenizo Description L: 39-46cm; W: 102-116cm; Adult male with gray head and back; gray underparts on chest and white on rest; black primaries and a black band on secondaries; gray tail; gray rump. Adult female...

Northern Harrier
Northern Harrier

Circus cyaneusES: Aguilucho pálido Description L: 44-55cm; W: 97 - 118cm; Adult male with gray head and back; gray underparts on chest and white on rest; wing tips black; gray tail; white rump. Adult female with dark brown back; light brown...

Western Marsh Harrier
Western Marsh Harrier

Circus aeruginosus ES: Aguilucho lagunero occidental Description L: 43-55cm; W: 115-140cm; The largest harrier in the Peninsula. Adult male with pale head, streaked with dark brown; brown upperparts; gray wings with blackish tips; gray tail...

Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture

Neophron perchnopterus ES: Alimoche común Description L: 55-65cm; W: 148-171cm; Adults white except wing feathers; head and throat without feathers, yellow. Both sexes are of similar size and plumage, the male being a little smaller than...

Red Kite
Red Kite

Milvus milvus ES: Milano real Description L: 60-66cm; W: 154-166cm; Back and neck brown, fringed with chestnut and reddish in appearance; reddish underparts, streaked; cap and nape whitish and streaked; wings brown, with a pale base, and a...

Black Stork
Black Stork

Ciconia nigra ES: Cigüeña negra Description L: 95-100 cm; W: 145-155 cm; Similar in size and shape to the white or common stork, from which it differs in its shiny black plumage and distinctive white underparts. Red beak and legs....

Purple Heron
Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea ES: Garza imperial Description L: 70-90cm; W: 110-145cm; Back and wing coverts slate, with chestnut scapulars in breeding plumage; underparts wine-brown; chestnut head and neck, with two lateral black stripes on the neck;...

Grey Heron
Grey Heron

Ardea cinereaES: Garza real Description L: 84-102cm; W: 155-175cm; Back and wing coverts gray; head white, with black eye line; white collar, with a double line of black stripes; white underparts; yellow beak and greenish or reddish legs....

Great Egret
Great Egret

White Egretta ES: Garceta grande Description L: 85-100cm; W:145-170cm; White color; bill dark in breeding season and yellow in winter; legs and toes blackish green; in breeding plumage with elongated feathers on chest, back and scapulars....

Little Egret
Little Egret

Egretta garzetta ES: Garceta común Description L: 55-65cm; W: 88-106cm; White; bill dark; black legs with yellow toes; in breeding plumage with elongated feathers on the chest, back, scapulars and head. Both sexes have similar plumage....

Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret

Bubulcus ibis ES: Garcilla bueyera Description L: 45-52cm; W: 82-95cm; Almost completely white plumage, with ocher spots on the hood, chest and back during the breeding season, which fade in winter; orange legs, beak and eyes during the...

Squacco Heron
Squacco Heron

Ardeola ralloides ES: Garcilla cangrejera Description L: 44-47cm; W: 80-92cm; In bridal plumage with a long, hanging bow; tawny back; wings, rump and tail white; head and neck finely striped brown. In non-breeding plumage with duller colors...

Northern Lapwing
Black-crowned Night Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax ES: Martinete común Description L: 58-65cm; W:90-100cm; Adult with black back, crown and nape; wings, rump and tail bluish; rest of plumage white. Both sexes are similar in plumage. Juveniles are brown with white...

Little Bittern
Little Bittern

Ixobrychus minutus ES: Avetorillo común Description L:33-38cm; W:52-58cm; Summer visitor to wetlands. Adult male has black upperparts, wings, and tail; suede collar and bottoms; white spot on wing. Adult female similar to male, but less...

Eurasian Bittern
Eurasian Bittern

Botaurus stellaris ES: Avetoro común Description L:70-80cm; W: 125-135cm; Inhabitant of reedbeds, with very mimetic colors, with a brown back with a golden tint and strongly striped; yellowish brown underparts; black hood and whiskers; Bill...

Great Cormorant
Great Cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo ES Cormorán grande Description L: 80-100cm; W: 130-160cm; Black plumage with a scaled appearance on the back, with a bluish tinge on the underparts; bill gray and yellow; At the base of the lower jaw there is a bare...

Black-necked Grebe
Black-necked Grebe

Podiceps nigricollis ES: Zampullín cuellinegro Description L: 28-34cm; W: 56-60cm; In breeding plumage with black back, head and neck, with golden feathers behind the eyes; chestnut flanks; white belly. In nonbreeding plumage dark...

Great Crested Grebe
Great Crested Grebe

Podiceps cristatus ES: Somormujo lavanco Description L: 46-51cm; W: 85-90cm; In breeding plumage with dark back; white underparts; head with dark and reddish ornaments. In nonbreeding plumage with duller colors; without ornaments on head....

Little Grebe
Little Grebe

Tachybaptus ruficollis ES: Zampullín común/chico Description L:25-29cm; W: 40-45cm; Anatidae of small size, in breeding plumage it is dark brown, with a chestnut face and neck; base of bill black with a pale spot. In winter and juveniles...

Garganey
Garganey

Spatula querquedula Cerceta carretona Description L: 37-41cm; W: 60-63 cm; Rare Anatidae linked to wetlands with abundant marshy vegetation. In male breeding plumage with wide white eyebrow that reaches the nape; head and chest mottled dark...

Northern Pintail
Northern Pintail

Anus acuta Ánade rabudo Description L:cm; W: cm; Stylized and elegant Anatidae. In breeding plumage male with dark brown head and throat; sides of head and neck white; white breast; back feathers long and edged with cream; gray and...

Common Pochard
Common Pochard

Aythya whooping ES: Porrón europeo Description L: 42-49cm; W: 67-75cm; Diving Anatidae. Male with chestnut head and neck; breast and rear of body black; gray wings and body. Brown female, darker on the back and lighter on the head; gray...

Red-crested Pochard
Red-crested Pochard

Netta rufinaES: Pato colorado  Description L: 53-57cm; W: 85-90cm; Anatidae linked to large wetlands with abundant marshy vegetation. Male with reddish-brown head; breast and rear of body black; flanks white; chestnut wings with a white...

Northern Shoveler
Northern Shoveler

Anas clypeata ES: Cuchara común Description L: 44-52cm; W:73-82cm Anatidae unmistakable due to the shape and size of the beak. Male in winter with dark green head; back black; white chest and neck; belly reddish brown; dark wings with green...

Eurasian Teal
Eurasian Teal

Anas creccaES: Cerceta común Description L: 34-38cm; W:53-59cm A small duck that presents a great difference between the sexes in the breeding season; Breeding male with chestnut colored head with green mask; chest light mottled with dark;...