Lapwing / Avefría europea
Maximum size: 30 cm
They live in farmlands, flooded fields, wetlands, valleys, rivers,
the edge of lagoons, and they favour half-dry basins. There is a sedentary
population in Spain, but there are also migratory groups. They flock in
autumn and in winter around lagoon areas, near crops. They feed on invertebrates.
In Andalusia they can be mainly seen in the marshes of the River Guadalquivir.
They breed in Cádiz and in Fuente de Piedra, Málaga.
They nest in Doñana, throughout the year, at the edge of lagoons,
marshes and meadows.
They are included in the Red List of the Vertebrates of Andalusia,
and their conservation status is ‘Minor Risk’