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Birds France
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Birds

Osprey birds, which are recognisable by their white bodies and dark wings, can be seen on the rocky coasts of the Scandola reserve. Other birds which can be seen along the coast include Audouin's gulls and crested cormorants, although these two species are fairly rare.

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The falcon in flight

The falcon eats small birds, flying insects and small mammals. It mostly hunts at sunset.

© Kenneth Bengtsson - age fotostock
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The yellow-legged gull

This gull can be seen all over the Mediterranean basin.

© image 100 / age fotostock
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The gull in flight

This yellow-legged gull is bigger and has wider wings than the Audouin's gull.

© Corbis / age fotostock
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The common shag

The common shag can only be seen on the rocky coasts, the islands or the small islets along the coastline.

© Digfoto / age fotostock
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A cormorant fishing technique

The common shag is a specialist in harpoon fishing: it can dive up to 20 metres deep and goes fishing as a group.

© Michael Schellinger/ age fotostock
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