El Lince-Ibérico : The Iberian Lynx

Camera Trap Project - The search for an Iberian Lynx

July 2016 Update:

Recent trail camera results:

Iberian fox. A competing predator of Rabbits.

Egyptian Mongooses. Also predators of Rabbits.

Badger. Another predator of Rabbits.

Rabbits ! We have lots on our wildlife reserve.

Also Iberian hares.

 

 

 

 

I live on a 12 Hectare farm in Baixo Alentejo that is covered in Holm Oak woodland that is managed as a wildlife reserve. I have now started to use a trail camera to survey the wildlife on the reserve. The trail cam is activated by animals moving in front of it using an electronic tripping device. It takes colour photographs during the day and black and white photographs at night.

Since Iberian Lynx have been reintroduced to Portugal there have been a number of sightings of lynx across Southern Portugal. Young males travel over large distances to look for suitable territories in which to to establish themselves. A while ago a young male lynx was seen near Odemira a town not far away from my reserve. As the reserve has a good, healthy population of rabbits, the main food of lynx, a primary aim of the camera trap project is to capture an Iberian Lynx on digital film !

Click on the Thumbnails below to see a larger photograph

Details of Photos:

Iberian Hare. Lepus granatensis. Lebre-iberica.

Juvenile Rabbit, daytime. Oryctolagus cuniculus. Coelho-bravo.

Redlegged Partridge. Alectoris rufa. Perdiz.

Rabbit, at night. Oryctolagus cuniculus. Coelho-bravo.

Azurewinged Magpie. Cyanopica cyana. Charneco.

Wood Mouse (killed by predator - not a trail cam photograph). Apodemus sylvaticus. Rato-do-campo

Greater White-toothed Shrew (killed by predator - not a trail cam photograph). Crocidura russula. Musaranho-de-dentes-brancos.

 

The photograph below shows the full frame picture captured by the camera trap - with data overprinted.

 

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