menu

Fauna

Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem. Winnie the Pooh
  • Eagle of Buzzard

    Eagle of Buzzard

    Latin name: 

    Buteo buteo

    Description:

    It is the most common bird of prey, easy to identify because it flies in circles and for its size.

  • Short-toed Eagle

    Short-toed Eagle

    Latin name: 

    Circaetus gallicus

    Description:

    It is the largest bird in Fatima. Its nests are usually in pine forests and they are regularly observed hunting reptiles in fallow land and forests.

  • Stonechat

    Stonechat

    Latin name: 

    Saxicola torquata

    Description:

    Attends agricultural and fallow land. It is one of the species that best fits burnt areas.

  • Blue Tit

    Blue Tit

    Latin name: 

    Parus caeruleus

    Description:

    Although very small, it’s a fearless bird, which moves through the branches of the trees right above our heads, in frantic movements. It is one of the most colorful species of forest birds in the country.

  • Great Tit

    Great Tit

    Latin name: 

    Parus major

    Description:

    Very small species, easier to hear than to observe. By its magnificent colorful plumage, it is worth seeking in the woods.

  • Wild rabbit

    Wild rabbit

    Latin name: 

    Oryctolagus cuniculus

    Description:

    It is a common animal that is found in various habitats, preferring areas of edges of forests once it gives them shelter and food.

  • Owl of the woods

    Owl of the woods

    Latin name: 

    Strix aluco

    Description:

    Attends to the various types of woods, but only make nests in large trees such as holmoaks and oaks.

  • Least weasel

    Least weasel

    Latin name: 

    Mustela nivalis

    Description:

    Predator of small animals, it has the habit of assaulting the henneries and hutches in rural areas. They can be found near the ancient walls of limestone that divide the properties.

  • Jay

    Jay

    Latin name: 

    Garrulus glandarius

    Description:

    It is a very shy bird and it is easier to hear it than watch it. It is considered a master in the art of imitating the singing of many species of forest birds.

  • Boar

    Boar

    Latin name: 

    Sus scrofa

    Description:

    The higher animal in the region appears in areas of the Mediterranean forest where he spends the day in the shelter and feeding on the surrounding clearings and sometimes on agricultural land, not approaching more urbanized areas.

  • Blackbirds

    Blackbirds

    Latin name: 

    Turdus merula

    Description:

    Characterized by black matte down, they are distributed throughout the country in all kinds of areas, urban or rural, since they are well adapted to humanized spaces.

  • Little Owl

    Little Owl

    Latin name: 

    Athene noctua

    Description:

    Despite being a nocturnal bird, it is common to find in activity in the evening, lying in agroforestry areas such as olive groves.

  • Bat

    Bat

    Description:

    Bats are the most vulnerable mammals in the area, once they are endangered. They feed exclusively on insects that they hunt at night. During the day, they take refuge in dark shelters, preferably in caves and grottos.

  • Gecko

    Gecko

    Latin name: 

    Tarentola mauritanica

    Description:

    The gecko is a small lizard that arises in rural areas associated with buildings as old tanks.

  • Hedgehog

    Hedgehog

    Latin name:

    Erinaceus europaeus

    Description:

    It is a typical animal of the region. It has the body covered with thorns that serve as defense against predators.

  • Partridges

    Partridges

    Latin name: 

    Alectoris rufa

    Description:

    It is a very common species throughout the country, except the coast, so it is usual to find a partridge flock to cross the road. For its looks is unmistakable. It is very coveted by hunters.

  • Goldfinches

    Goldfinches

    Latin name: 

    Carduelis carduelis

    Description:

    This little bird is very common, recognizable by their red mask. During the spring it can be seen singing in the tops of trees, antennas, poles and roofs. In winter adds up often in sizeable flocks that can join hundreds of birds. Adaptable, dwells anywhere, avoiding only wooded areas and high altitude.

  • Robins-breasted-red

    Robins-breasted-red

    Latin name: 

    Erithacus rubecula

    Description:

    It is characterized by being a bird that sings at any time of year. It’s more present in the north, but it migrates south for the winter with the arrival of wintering birds from Central and Northern Europe.

  • Green Frog

    Green Frog

    Latin name: 

    Rana perezi

    Description:

    It is the most common amphibian in the area and easy to identify by their distinctive croaking.

  • Fox

    Fox

    Latin name: 

    Vulpes vulpes

    Description:

    Small animals predator, they usually hide in holm and you can often find them close to homes searching for food.

  • Common Nightingale

    Common Nightingale

    Latin name: 

    Luscinia megarhynchos

    Description:

    It's a bird with very varied whistle, with different sequences of musical notes. It appears in spring, singing endlessly throughout the night.

  • Spotted Salamander

    Spotted Salamander

    Latin name: 

    Salamandra Salamandra

    Description:

    Amphibious of night habits, they are and fully terrestrial, seeking for aquatic environments only to lay eggs. They feed on terrestrial invertebrates.

  • Common toad

    Common toad

    Latin name: 

    Bufo bufo

    Description:

    Skin color may vary depending on the temperature, humidity and the type of substrate, being lighter in more humid areas. It is observed more easily when it rains. Despite being one of the largest Portuguese frogs, tadpoles are one of the smaller ones. Females also have the particularity of reaching more than double the size of the males.

  • Green lizard

    Green lizard

    Latin name: 

    Lacerta lepida

    Description:

    It is considered the largest European lizard, being located on this continent only in the Iberian Peninsula and southern France. It can reach 80cm in length, including the tail.

  • Mole

    Mole

    Latin name: 

    Talpa europea

    Description:

    They are mainly on agricultural land where they live in galleries that they dig, which are identified by the mounds of land that is at the entrance.

  • Warbler-to-head black

    Warbler-to-head black

    Latin name: 

    Sylvia melanocephala

    Description:

    It is a species characterized by its chirping that resembles a rattle. It is a fairly abundant species and well adapted to the area of woods, forests and even in urban gardens.

  • Greenfinches

    Greenfinches

    Latin name: 

    Carduelis chloris

    Description:

    very common species throughout the country, has been sedentary, although the birds migrate from North to the South in the cooler seasons.

scroll