Snowy Plover / Chorlitejo patinegro
Maximum size: 17 cm long.
They live in marshes, salty or fresh-water wetlands, preferably near
or by the sea.
They feed on polychaeta, marine or fresh-water worms, molluscs and
insects living in the intertidal, muddy areas. They are sedentary and they
winter and nest abundantly throughout the Iberian Peninsula in the sandy
They attend the banks in big lagoons and flooded areas. They fly in
They are included in the Red List of the Vertebrates of Andalusia and
in the Red List of the Vertebrates of Spain.