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Dordogne Wildlife Diary

  • Grizzled Skippers

    A couple of grizzled skippers on an animal scat showing the typical bold and heavy angular white markings on the underside. I put the species name without first word capitals as this may be one of two species: Pyrgus malvae (found in UK) or Pyrgus malvoides (southern European only). Dordogne is on the no-man's land boundary between the two species. I wouldn't want to say which these one's are without checking the genitalia. And as for the scat(s) I'll leave you to guess!


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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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