Portugal Wildlife

Guide to the Mammals of an Alentejano Wildlife Reserve

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 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
 

 

 

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
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

First ever TrailCam photo showing two Iberian Foxes

Nice daytime TrailCam photo

 

 

 

 

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
 

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.

 

 

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
 

Digging at Spring with snout.

Having a mud bath at Spring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mammal Species List :

1 Greater White-toothed Shrew Crocidura russula Musaranho de dentes brancos Least Concern
2 Iberian Hare Lepus granatensis granatensis Lebre ibérica Least Concern
3 European Rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus algirus Coelho bravo Near Threatened
4 Wood Mouse Apodemus sylvaticus Ratinho do campo ; Rato do campo Least Concern
5 Black Rat Rattus rattus Ratazana preta Least Concern
6 Iberian Fox Vulpes vulpes silacea Raposa Least Concern
7 Mediterranean Polecat Mustela putorius aureola Toirão Least Concern
8 Iberian Badger Meles meles marianensis Texugo Least Concern
9 Eurasian Otter Lutra lutra Lontra Near Threatened
10 Common Genet Genetta genetta genetta Geneta Least Concern
11 Iberian Mongoose Herpestes ichneumon widdringtonii Sacarrabos ; Manguço Least Concern
12 Wild Boar Sus scrofa Javali Least Concern

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