Green Sandpiper / Andarríos grande
Maximum size: 24 cm
They live in rivers, streams, lagoons and the sea-side. They
move in groups as well as by themselves. They make use of the
lagoons in the centre and the south of the Iberian Peninsula
for resting and feeding in their migration. They feed on
invertebrates. They winter in the peninsula but they do not
nest in. They are migratory or in transit species in the
They can be seen in drainage and irrigation canals.
They can be seen in the south of the peninsula throughout the
year, although they are more numerous in winter and in
migratory corridors. They are scarce in summer.
They are included in the National List of Threatened Species,
and their conservation status is ‘Special Interest’.
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