Woodchat Shrike / Alcaudón común
Maximum size: 19 cm
They live in a variety of ecosystems, such as the vicinity of woods,
lagoons, rivers, pastures, meadows, croplands, scrublands, etc., both inland
-bellow 1,400 m altitude- as well as the seashore. They prefer zones with
posts to watch over their prey like trees, fences, electricity poles …
They feed on insects and small vertebrates. They skewer them in thorns
in order to eat them later.
They are included in the National List of Endangered Species, and their
conservation status is ‘Special Interest’.