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
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.
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