Coraciformes (ord. Coraciiformes)
The common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) is a unmistakable bird for its shapes and colorful plumage.
In the region it is primarily sedentary or locally erratic, probably regular migratory and wintering.
As nester, it is distributed with isolated pairs in suitable habitats, especially along the banks of major rivers, where it uses the natural slope of sand and clay to dig tunnels in which to lay eggs.
The reproductive activity usually begins in April, when adults start to attend the selected sites, beginning the excavation of new nests or using old pre-existing nests. The first young fledged are observed no earlier than June. Almost always takes place a second deposition, sometimes by building a new nest.
At the end of the breeding season and particularly during the colder months, the species tends to leave the inner regions of the plains to move in coastal wetlands.
The region is also affected by migration with individuals mainly coming from Central and Eastern Europe.
In the area have also been reported other species of this order that includes birds with very characteristic forms and very colorful plumage.
The hoopoe (Upupa epops), once widely spread as nester in the plain, is regularly reported during the migration. Also recently has been tested the presence of couples who have played in sites located just outside the boundaries of the Stella resurgences SCI.
Regular migrant is also the colorful European bee-eater (Merops apiaster), increasing as nester in the region.
Also noted the European roller (Coracias garrulus) for which are known some observations during the spring migration.