GOBIERNO DE ARAGON UE FEADER REDR

Ornithological routes

SIERRA CABALLERA

Sierra Caballera

ITINERARY

Riglos, Sarsamarcuello, Loarre, Aniés.

SPECIES

RESIDENT: Lammergeier, Griffon Vulture, Golden Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Northern Goshawk, Eagle Owl, Wood Lark, Blue Rock Thrush, Black Wheatear, Sardinian Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Rock Sparrow.

SUMMER: Egyptian Vulture, Short-Toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Hobby, Alpine Swift, European Bee-eater, Red-rumped Swallow, Rock Thrush, Woodchat Shrike, Red-backed Shrike, Western Orphean Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Spectacled Warbler, Ortolan Bunting.

OVERWINTERING: Hen harrier, Merlin, Fieldfare, Redwing, Alpine Accentor, Wallcreeper, Citril Finch, Brambling, Hawfinch, Common Bullfinch.

MIGRANTS: Eupoean Bee-eater, Osprey, Common Crane, Black Stork.

OTHER FAUNA

MAMMALS: Red Deer.

AMPHIBIANS: Pyrenean Brook Salamander.

DESCRIPTION

RECOMMENDED TIME OF YEAR: All year round.

HABITATS: Patchwork of cereal fields with oak woods, Mediterranean scrub and rocky cliffs.

BIRDING ARAGÓN

Griffon Vulture. Photo: Manuel Maynar

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Alpine Accentor

BIRDS

Redwing
Redwing

Turdus iliacus ES: zorzal alirrojo Description L: 21cm; W:60-65cm; Brown above, pale underparts with brown streaking, well-marked pale eyebrow, reddish flanks, black flanges, white moustachial stripe, reddish-brown undercovert feathers....

Fieldfare
Fieldfare

Turdus pilaris ES: zorzal real Description L: 22-27cm; W:39-42cm; Gray head and back of neck; chestnut-coloured back; grey rear of back; dark tail; white belly; pale flank, black-spotted; undercovert feathers white; yellow bill with ocher...

Blue Rock Thrush
Blue Rock Thrush

Monticola solitarius ES: roquero solitario Description L: 21-23cm; W: 33-37cm; The male in breeding plumage is bluish-grey; dark wings and tail; in winter with brown rims on the blue feathers. Female has grey-brown upperparts, bluish tinge...

Common Rock Thrush
Common Rock Thrush

Monticola saxatilis ES: roquero rojo Description L: 18.5cm; W:33-37cm; Species that presents a marked sexual dimorphism during the breeding season; the rest of the year, both sexes are more similar, with discreet plumage; grey-brown...

Black Wheatear
Black Wheatear

Oenanthe leucura ES: collalba negra Description L: 18cm; W:26-29cm; Uniformly black body (male) or dark brown (female); white rump and undertail coverts; white tail with a central and terminal black band. Both sexes are similar, the male is...

Alpine Accentor
Alpine Accentor

Prunella collaris ES: Acentor alpino Description L: 15-17cm, W:30-32cm; Larger than the Common, although similar. Gray with brown markings; greyish underparts, with chestnut flanks; white throat with black streaks; wings with dark coverts...

Red-rumped Swallow
Red-rumped Swallow

Cecropis daurica ES: Golondrina dáurica Description L: 17cm, W: 33cm. Bird with bluish-black areas on upperparts; ocher nape and rump; pale underparts and diffusely striated; with a forked tail and long outer tail feathers. Both sexes with...

Woodlark
Woodlark

Tree lullula ES: Alondra totovía Description L: 15cm W: 27-30cm. Bird with a small crest and large eyebrow that joins the nape, with brown upper parts and dark stripes except for the rump; striated along the throat and chest and whitish...

European Bee-eater
European Bee-eater

Merops apiaster ES: Abejaruco europeo Description L: 27-29cm W: 44-49cm. Colourful insectivorous bird, with reddish-brown crown and anterior part of the back; golden yellow back; tail and underparts green; yellow throat and eyes covered by...

Alpine Swift
Alpine Swift

Apus melba ES: Vencejo real Description L: 21-22cm, W:57cm. It shows greyish-brown colouration on the back, white underparts, and pectoral band brownish-grey. Silhouette in the shape of a crossbow, with long and pointed wings, tail more...

Eurasian Eagle-Owl
Eurasian Eagle-Owl

Bubo bubo ES: Búho real Description L: 57-75cm; W:140-188cm; Large nocturnal bird of prey with an ocher general color, speckled with dark; brown wings with transverse ocher stripes; white throat; bill dark; feet covered in buff feathers;...

Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus ES: Halcón peregrino Description L: 38-51cm; W: 89-113cm; The largest of the falcons of the Iberian Peninsula. Adults with bluish gray back; pale underparts, finely barred with dark; dark head with broad mustache; tail...

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...

Merlin
Merlin

Falco columbariusES: Esmerejón Description L: 26-33cm; W: 55-69cm; The smallest of the European falcons. Adult male with slate gray back, finely striated; reddish underparts, streaked with brown; dark gray tail, with thin bands smaller than...

Bonelli’s Eagle
Bonelli’s Eagle

Aquila fasciata ES: Águila perdicera Description L: 60-70cm; W: 150-170cm; Adults with dark upperparts; underparts white, streaked with dark; tail grey-brown, with several dark bars; wings dark above and lighter and shaded dark below;...

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...

Northern Goshawk
Northern Goshawk

Accipiter gentilis ES: Azor común Description L: 49-56cm; W: 89-122cm; Forest raptor with short, rounded wings and a long tail; yellow or orange eyes; tail with 4-5 brown bands; brown-gray upperparts; pale underparts finely streaked with...

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...

Short-toed Snake Eagle
Short-toed Snake Eagle

Circaetus gallicusES: Culebrera europea Description L: 62-69cm; W: 160-175cm; Raptor with brown back and large head; tail with four transverse dark bands, the terminal one wider; dark throat and chest; white underparts streaked with brown;...

Griffon Vulture
Griffon Vulture

Gyps fulvus ES: Buitre leonador Description L: 95-110cm; W: 230-265cm; The most common of the Iberian vultures. Naked head and neck, with whitish down; light feather ruff; tawny plumage, with darker wings and tail; gray beak and claws...

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...

Bearded Vulture
Bearded Vulture

Gypaetus barbatus ES: Quebrantahuesos Description L:100-120cm; W:240-290cm; Unmistakable for its large size and color. Adult with creamy head and neck, with a black spot from the eye to the base of the bill, elongating into a kind of...

Grey Partridge
Grey Partridge

Perdix perdix Perdiz pardilla Description L:cm; W: cm; 28-30cm. 28-30cm. Back grey, mottled white and brown; brown face; flank grey, with abundant transverse barring; gray breast with a broad horseshoe-shaped spot on male, small or no spot...