Black Crowned Night Heron /Martinete común, garcita bruja
Maximum size: 65 cm
They can be seen in wetlands, pine-groves, heath, fern-beds, cork oaks
or holm-oak woods, under cover amongst reeds, bulrush, crumps or scrubs
where they hide.
They are nocturnal and crepuscular.
They feed on molluscs, crustaceans, fish and insects.
They feed in paddy-fields and in reserves with nearby lagoons.
They are included in the Red List of the Vertebrates of Andalusia,
and their conservation status is Minor Risk, nearing Extinction Risk, and
in the rest of Spain Rare Specimen.