Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Black-bellied Sandgrouse - Fuerteventura #3

Another species we were keen to pin down on the island, Black-bellied Sandgrouse were thankfully quite easy to come by in the right habitat (although true to form were generally pretty shy and hard to get close to).

We found them in several areas from the far north to the far south, usually on sandy plains with varying rocky and low scrub components; the highest densities were in the environs of Los Molinos reservoir (in the mid-west of the island) and its neighbouring goat farms, which provided a suitably Fuerteventuran backdrop to photo opportunities of mobile flocks.