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Little Bustard (Tetrax tetrax)

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Male Little Bustard singing
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Male Little Bustard singing
Summer visitor.
Large bird, though rather smaller than the Great Bustard. When perched, strong legs, sturdy body and strong, often outstretched neck. The male has a grey face and black neck with white lines. The female is of brownish tones. In flight, wide, quadrangular and relatively short wings with large, white patches and black tips.
Similar species
Great Bustard, although this bird is much larger.
Spring and summer.
Seeing the species
A shy bird. It is easier to see at dawn and dusk, which is when it moves.
Where to watch it

Recommended observation points: Bardenas.

Times of the year present: primavera y verano.

Observation: es un ave tímida. Resulta más fácil de detectar al amanecer y atardecer, pues realiza desplazamientos.

Nature: estival.

Description: ave de gran porte, aunque bastante menor que su pariente, la avutarda. Posado patas fuertes, cuerpo robusto y cuello fuerte y a menudo erguido. El macho presenta cara gris y cuello negro con líneas blancas. La hembra tonalidades parduzcas. En vuelo alas anchas, cuadrangulares y relativamente cortas con amplias manchas blancas y puntas negras.

Similar species: Avutarda común, pero ésta es mucho mayor.

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