Whiskered Tern / Fumarel cariblanco
Maximum size: 29 cm length – 70 cm wingspan.
They live in the centre and the south of the Iberian Peninsula, in
lagoons, ponds, pools and dams, both inland and on the coast, in areas
with plenty of vegetation in order to be able to build their nests. They
also live in rivers, marshes and wetlands with clean waters.
They breed in summer in the marshes in the River Guadalquivir, the
Delta del Ebro, and wetlands in the Levant and La Mancha.
They feed on insects and invertebrates.
They are customary throughout the year. They are the most common
tern species in the southwest of the peninsula.
They are listed as ‘Vulnerable’ in Spain and the EU, and they are included
in the Red List of the Vertebrates of Andalusia.