Montes de Malaga Natural Park - Fauna

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Montes de Malaga Natural Park - Fauna

This is one of the few places in Andalucia with a significant chamaleon population. Other reptiles include spine-footed lizards, ocellated lizards and geckos.

Mammals here are wild boars, badgers, foxes, polecats, weasels, beech martens, rabbits, wild cats and squirrels.

Raptors can be seen soaring above the hilly peaks, such as booted eagles, short-toed eagles, buzzards and goshawks, all of which breed here. During migration you can often see black kites, griffon vultures and black and white storks. There are also barn, tawny and eagle owls.

Calandra larks, skylarks, crag martins, white wagtails, reed warblers, cuckoos, goldfinches, green woodpeckers, lapwings, partridges and quails are among the other bird species found in the park.

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