Little Owl (Athene noctua)
RANGE: Temperate part of Europe, Asia e to Korea & n Africa. Introduced to UK in 19th century & now naturalised. Also introduced to South Island of New Zealand.
They are diurnal & perch prominently during the day. Feed on insects, earthworms, amphibians and small birds and mammals.
Doñana National & Natural Park. Huelva Province, Andalusia. SPAIN
1969 - Set up as a National Park
1981 - Biosphere Reserve
1982 - Wetland of International Importance, Ramsar
1985 - Special Protection Area for Birds
1994 - World Heritage Site, UNESCO.
The marshlands in particular are a very important area for the migration, breeding and wintering of European and African birds. It is also an area of old cultures, traditions and human uses - most of which are still in existance.