Portugal Wildlife

Guide to the Mammals of a Wildlife Reserve in Baixo Alentejo

All Photographs were taken by the website author on the reserve unless otherwise stated.

Species Notes Photographs Photographs Photographs

Greater White-toothed Shrew

Crocidura russula

Musaranho de dentes brancos
 

 

 

Iberian Mole

Talpa occidentalis

Toupeira de Cabrera
 

Molehill thrown up by burrowing Iberian Mole.

 

 

Greater Horseshoe Bat

Rhinolophus ferrumequinum

Morcego de ferradura grande
 

Identification and Sonogram recorded with an Echo Meter Touch 2 Bat Detector attached to an iPad.

Natterer's Myotis

Myotis nattereri

Morcego de franja
 

Identification and Sonogram recorded with an Echo Meter Touch 2 Bat Detector attached to an iPad.

Kuhl's Pipistrelle

Pipistrellus kuhlii

Morcego de Kuhl
 

Identification and Sonogram recorded with an Echo Meter Touch 2 Bat Detector attached to an iPad.

Soprano Pipistrelle

Pipistrellus pygmaeus
 

Identification and Sonogram recorded with an Echo Meter Touch 2 Bat Detector attached to an iPad.

Iberian Hare

Lepus granatensis

Lebre ibérica
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iberian Hare standing upright showing distinctive white markings on its underside.

 

 

Iberian Hares chasing each other at night.

European Rabbit

Oryctolagus cuniculus algirus

Coelho bravo
Conservation Status: Near Threatened

 

 

Extraordinary trailcamera sequence of airborne Rabbit coming down to earth !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rabbit uses orchard irrigation pipes as early morning 'air conditioning' in spell of 40 degree weather.

 

 

 

 

Wood Mouse

Apodemus sylvaticus

Ratinho do campo ; Rato do campo
 

 

Black Rat

Rattus rattus

Ratazana preta
 

The tail is longer than the head and body combined, a feature that distinguishes the Black Rat from the similar Brown Rat.

 

 

 

 

Iberian Fox

Vulpes vulpes silacea

Raposa
 

 

 

Well-grown Iberian Fox Cub.

Three well-grown Iberian Fox cubs.

Well-grown Iberian Fox Cub.

 

 

Well-grown Iberian Fox Cub.

Three well-grown Iberian Fox cubs.

 

 

Nice daytime TrailCam photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nice view of a dog Fox's brush (tail).

 

 

 

 

 

 

First ever TrailCam photo showing two Iberian Foxes

 

 

Iberian Fox carrying redlegged partridge chick in its mouth. Most likely to be taken back to cubs at its den as a fox would normally just eat its prey where it was caught.

 

 

 

Mediterranean Polecat

Mustela putorius aureola

Toirão
 

 

 

 

 

Iberian Badger

Meles meles marianensis

Texugo
 

 

 

Badger feeding at night below bird feeders and also perhaps digging up insect larvae from rock-hard soil.

 

 

Badger at dusk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eurasian Otter

Lutra lutra

Lontra
Conservation Status: Near Threatened

Probable Female.

Probable Male - noticeably larger.

 

 

Two Otters drinking at Spring.

 

 

Two Otters.

 

 

Two Otters. Possibly showing mating behaviour.

Common Genet

Genetta genetta genetta

Geneta
 

Iberian Mongoose

Herpestes ichneumon widdringtonii

Sacarrabos ; Manguço
 

Female on left and much larger male on the right.

 

 

Two Iberian Mongooses amongst Spring flowers.

 

 

The Iberian sub-species of the Egyptian Mongoose has evolved since it was likely introduced in the 700s by the Moors.

The Iberian sub-species of the Egyptian Mongoose is larger than other sub-species.

 

 

Male Iberian Mongooses are significantly larger than females.

 

 

Three Iberian Mongooses visiting the pond hide at night.

 

 

 

 

Male on the right, smaller Female on the left.

Male Iberian Mongoose drinking.

Showing Tail.

 

 

 

Wild Boar

Sus scrofa

Javali
 

Wild Boar at damp edge of Windmill Pond.

Having a mud bath at Spring.

 

 

Rootling through soft mud at edge of Windmill Pond.

 

 

Digging at Spring with snout.

 

 

Area of ground that has been dug up by the snout of a Wild Boar looking for edible items such as plant roots and tubers.

More Wild Boar rootings.

Wild Boar Tracks (Spoor).

 

 

26th June 2018: Saw Female Wild Boar with Sounder of at least Five Mid-size Piglets. Approx 8.30 am.

Wild Boar Footprints (spoor).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mammal Species List :

1 Greater White-toothed Shrew Crocidura russula Musaranho de dentes brancos Least Concern
2 Iberian Mole Talpa occidentalis Toupeira de Cabrera Least Concern
3 Greater Horseshoe Bat Rhinolophus ferrumequinum Morcego de ferradura grande  
4 Natterer's Myotis Myotis nattereri Morcego de franja  
5 Kuhl's Pipistrelle Pipistrellus kuhlii Morcego de Kuhl  
6 Soprano Pipistrelle Pipistrellus pygmaeus    
7 Iberian Hare Lepus granatensis granatensis Lebre ibérica Least Concern
8 European Rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus algirus Coelho bravo Near Threatened
9 Wood Mouse Apodemus sylvaticus Ratinho do campo ; Rato do campo Least Concern
10 Black Rat Rattus rattus Ratazana preta Least Concern
11 Iberian Fox Vulpes vulpes silacea Raposa Least Concern
12 Mediterranean Polecat Mustela putorius aureola Toirão Least Concern
13 Iberian Badger Meles meles marianensis Texugo Least Concern
14 Eurasian Otter Lutra lutra Lontra Near Threatened
15 Common Genet Genetta genetta genetta Geneta Least Concern
16 Iberian Mongoose Herpestes ichneumon widdringtonii Sacarrabos ; Manguço Least Concern
17 Wild Boar Sus scrofa Javali Least Concern

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