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Dordogne Wildlife Diary

  • Greater White-toothed Shrew deceased

    On a recent wildlife holiday I was running we came across this poor dead shrew on a quarry road. From the size and reddish/grey colour of the back grading into off-white below it looked like a Greater White-toothed Shrew. The scattered 'whiskers' along the tail are characteristic of the white-toothed shrews though difficult to see on the photo. It's not often you see these tiny mammals - unless predated like this one.


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Welcome to my Dordogne Wildlife Diary

In it you will find regular wildlife sightings in the d├ępartement of Dordogne, notably of birds and butterflies in southern Dordogne where I live. In adddition there will be occasional references to neighbouring d├ępartements such as Lot et Garonne, Gironde, the Lot and places further afield. Check out the Faune-Aquitaine website for the latest wildlife sightings in Dordogne and Aquitaine.

Where possible I will add photographs to illustrate the entry. Many thanks to Margaret Mills (family photo) and Denis Cauchoix (birdwatcher photo).

I hope that you enjoy my diary and look forward to your comments.

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