Are the fires good news for the environment?

More fires in Sierra Cabrera? This is not necessarily bad for some species. Some years ago a study in Catalonia described an increase in the Black Wheatear (Oenanthe leucura) population after fires.

The Black Wheatear is a species associated to arid areas and doesn’t seem to like vertical structures. Fires seemed to provide more suitable habitat: bare and open, perfect for recolonization of the wheatears.

source: http://www.avibirds.com/platen/Zwarte%20Tapuitm.jpg

Image source: http://www.avibirds.com/platen/Zwarte%20Tapuitm.jpg

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