According to studies, everything indicates that this species comes from North Africa, where it has a nomadic behavior and takes advantage of the flooding after the rains. This medium-sized and goose-looking Anatidae was first sighted on April 15, 1994 in Fuerteventura Island, specifically in a “dry dam” in Rosa de Catalina García, Tuineje.

Since that time, this species inhabits the humid areas of Fuerteventura and has expanded to other places in the Canary Islands, including Tenerife, where a few couples have raised in recent years. Let's hope that the couple in the painting, usually seen at Golf Las Américas, decide to become parents in the near future, in this fantastic environment.


Article by Pablo Olabe