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Osprey or fish eagle

Osprey or fish eagle (Pandion haliaetus) Intimately linked to the marine environment, it creates its nests on islets and cliffs such as Teno, one of its usual locations. It feeds only on fish. It is increasingly difficult to see, as it is one of the rarest birds of prey in Tenerife. The osprey measures between…

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Bulwer’s petrel

Bulwer’s petrel Bulweria bulwerii In Spain it is only found in the Canary Islands, and of the islands, Tenerife is the one with the largest number of specimens, about 400 pairs. They spend most of their time fishing in the high seas (mainly plankton), and only come to land to nest. They breed under rocks…

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Scopoli’s shearwater

Scopoli’s shearwater Calonectris diomedea It emits a characteristic plaintive and shrill sound in breeding areas, while in flight in the open sea it is silent. It is a seabird observable on the island from spring to autumn: a good place to stand is the capes on the coast, much better if it is in the…

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