Oasis and pond fauna

Fotografía: Proyecto Masdunas
The ecosystem complex formed by the oasis, the pond and the dune field are an area of considerable interest in terms of fauna, particularly birds. The area is home to the Eurasian hoopoe (Upupa epops) and Berthelot’s pipit (Anthlus bertheloti), and more common species such as the great grey shrike (Lanius excubitor) and the speckled warbler (Sylvia conspicillata). Four species of aquatic birds nest at the pond: the Kentish plover (Charadrius alexandrinus), the little ringed plover (Charadrius dubius), the common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) and the common coot (Fulica atra). The area includes two of Gran Canaria’s three endemic reptiles, mainly the Gran Canaria giant lizard (Gallotia stehlini), and a large number of invertebrates, notably the darkling beetle Pimelia granulicollis, which is endemic to Gran Canaria and in danger of extinction.
Proyecto Masdunas. Autor: Antonio Ignacio Hernández Cordero.


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