Fauna


During the day it can be seen all around the Haria lizard or from the eastern Canarywhile sunbathing in the vegetation or laying in the basaltic hot. At night, its place is occupied by the eastern Canary Gecko, who rests near artificial sources of light to hunt insects that come close to it. The third reptile present in Fuerteventura, Fuerteventura eslizón has not been detected in the area of La Lajita.

In close proximity of the Botanical Garden is not difficult to see a couple of vultures or "Guirres". These smaller vultures inspect slopes searching for small carrion and garbage; at theNative Plant Reserve Botanical Garden, they regularly supply them with edible meat offal that contributes to food. They have a striking silhouette black and white flight in adults and brown in the young. The raven, kestrel and yellow-legged gulls are easy to see, but more casual is the presence in the Oasis Park Barbary Falcon, who comes to feed on pigeons and other birds. Also the common buzzard, here called "aguililla" makes occasional incursions from its territories in the nearby mountains.

Pipit and sparrow are common, and our visitors also have the chance to see at Oasis Park the Canary chatterbox that in all around the world is only found in Fuerteventura. In the Botanical Garden nest several pairs of this insectivore bird. The male has a striking design, with ocher-colored chest orange, white collar and black head. The female and young wear a grayish-brown plumage’s uniform.

 

They also breed in ponds of the Botanical Garden some waterfowl, such as poor jar (Tadorna ferruginea), which began breeding in Fuerteventura less than 20 years ago.

Moreover, the fauna of birds in the area of La Lajita is quite similar to the one in other areas of Fuerteventura, differing partly by the presence of exotic species acclimated found only in the Zoo and Botanical Gardens.