Bright birds


Sometimes we think that only tropical birds have varied and bright colors. But in our latitudes we found a good number and species with bright vivid colors, which, in turn, although it seems contradictory, serve to camouflage in its typical habitat. One of the most striking cases is that of Oriole, intense contrasts of yellow and black in males, whose location within the foliage of the poplars is sometimes a challenge of observation. This spectacular species also has one of the most beautiful songs.

The Golden Oriole, along with other 56 species, were those that we saw in our last birding tour.




An average figure for this time of year and conducting a tour of the Natural Park of River Ebro and Rudrón, becomes a good example of many of the most characteristic species.

We can see beautifull birds of these mountains and valleys as the Red-backed Shrike, that is well distributed within the park, and easy to locate especially where forest cover is not intense.

Mimetic species like Wryneck and spectacular designs like the Cirl Bunting.



We could hear the last song of Cuckoo, and in a few days is almost impossible hear him.

Striking species for its size are raptors, Black Kite, Montagu’s Harriers, Egyptian Vulture, Griffon Vulture …

Bird List / Lista de Especies:

(These records of birds, become part of eBird, for the study and conservation of birds.)


Black Kite / Milano Negro

Griffon Vulture / Buitre leonado

Egyptian Vulture / Alimoche

Common Buzzard / Busardo Ratonero

Common Kestrel / Cernícalo Vulgar

Common Coot / Focha Común

Wood Pigeon / Paloma Torcaz

Cuckoo / Cuco

Common Swift / Vencejo Común

Hoopoe / Abubilla

Wryneck / Torcecuello

Iberian Green Woodpecker / Pito Real

Woodlark / Alondra Totovia

Skylark / Alondra Común

Barn Swallow / Golondrina Común

House Martin / Avión Común

Tawny Pipit / Bisbita Campestre

Grey Wagtail / Lavandera Cascadeña

White Wagtail / Lavandera Blanca

Dipper / Mirlo Acuático

Wren / Chochín

Robin / Petirrojo

Black Redstart / Colirrojo Tizón

Common Redstart / Colirrojo Real

Stonechat / Tarabilla Común

Wheatear / Collaba Gris

Blackbird / Mirlo Común

Mistle Thrush / Zorzal Charlo

Song Thrush / Zorzal Común

Melodious Warbler / Zarcero Políglota

Blackcap / Curruca Capirotada

Whitethroat / Curruca Zarcera

Iberian Chiffchaff / Mosquitero Ibérico

Great Tit / Carbonero Común

Golden Oriole / Oropéndola

Red-backed Shrike / Alcaudón Dorsirrojo

Jay / Arrendajo

Red billed Chough / Chova Piquirroja

Carrion Crow / Corneja Negra

Raven / Cuervo

Spotless Starling / Estornino Negro

Rock Sparrow / Gorrión Chillón

House Sparrow / Gorrión Común

Serin / Verdecillo

Common Chaffinch / Pinzón Vulgar

Greenfinch / Verderón

Goldfinch / Jilguero

Linnet / Pardillo Común

Yellowhammer / Escribano Cerillo

Cirl Bunting / Escribano Soteño

Corn Bunting / Escribano Triguero

DSC08529Thanks to the Birders, Monica, Rob, John, and Anne.

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