Little Bustard

Ebro depression / Signature birds

Steppe bird with black streaks on brown-toned uppers and white on the under parts and wings. Makes a peculiar “siseo” sound when flying, which gives it its Spanish name “Sisón”. In spring the males have a striking black plumage on the neck and they occupy individual territories that they defend against other males, and from which they make their characteristic calls.

To be found in flat arable areas. Considered “Vulnerable” in Aragón, changes in habitat have caused a reduction in distribution.