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Fauna

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Fauna

The fauna found is typically Mediterranean. There is an abundance of wild boars (Sus scrofa), as well as predatory mammals such as the badger (Meles meles), the fox (Vulpes vulpes), the weasel (Mustela nivalis) or the genet (Genetta genetta).

There are easily spotted birds such as the jay (Garrulus glandarius), the turtledove (Streptopelia turtur) or the common raven (Corvus corax). Numerous species of birds of prey also inhabit the massif, such as the buzzard (Buteo buteo), the kestrel (Falco tinunculus), the little owl (Athene noctua) or the barn owl (Tyto alba), the last two in dwindling numbers. The eagle owl (Bubo bubo), the biggest nocturnal bird of prey, highly pursued by hunters and pillagers of nests, still inhabits the clumps; as well as the peregrine falcon, a bird that breeds in cliffs and also highly affected by the pillaging of eggs and other problems caused by man.

In terms of reptiles, it is possible to see the common lizard (Lacerta lepida) and several species of small lizards and snakes such as the green snake (Malpolon monspessulanus). The amphibious fauna can be observed all along the river flows of the massif, where these species find the aquatic environment they need to live. The natterjack toad (Bufo calamita), the salamander (Salamandra salamandra), the green frog (Rana perezi) and the newt (Triturus sp.) are common here.

 

Benjamí Ferrer Rafecas
Agricultural Engineer