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  • Portuguese
    • Gato-bravo
  • Scientific Names
    • Felis silvestris
    • Felis bieti
    • Felis lybica
    • Felis sylvestris
  • English
    • Wildcat
    • Chinese Mountain Cat
    • Chinese Steppe Cat
    • Wild Cat
    • Chinese Desert Cat
    • Chinese Alpine Steppe Cat
    • Grass Cat
  • French
    • Chat Orn
    • Chat Sauvage
    • Chat De Biet
  • Spanish
    • Gato Silvestre
    • Gato De Biet
    • Gato Del Desierto De China
    • Gato montés euroasiático

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What

Gato mont?s euroasi?tico Felis silvestris

Observer

gemngiscan

Date

October 20, 2014 01:46 PM CEST

Description

Posible excremento de gato mont?s. Tambi?n pudiera ser de gato dom?stico, las casas m?s cercanas est?n a 750 metros.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Wildcat Felis silvestris

Observer

gemngiscan

Date

September 19, 2014

Description

Hembra joven atropellada 2200 grs Fuente UTEE

Photos / Sounds

What

Wild Cat Felis silvestris

Observer

csavy

Date

September 18, 2014

Description

Large size, red-backed ears, black bars on forelegs and longer hindlegs are Wild Cat traits but this is very likely to be a hybrid given location (suburban area). Seen stalking wildfowl around the river at dawn.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Wild Cat Felis silvestris

Observer

jimsteamer

Date

May 24, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Wildcat Felis silvestris

Observer

hana-raza

Date

April 19, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Sulaimani Governorate
Camera-trap image

Courtesy of- Nature Iraq/CLP

Photos / Sounds

What

African Wildcat Felis silvestris ssp. lybica

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 22, 2014 08:19 AM GMT

Description

Formerly F. s. foxi (Lybica group).To give some idea of the cat's size, the adult male Green Monkey (Chlorocebus sabaeus) would be between 0.42 - 0.60m tall. Hybridization is widespread; there may be very few genetically pure populations of Wildcats remaining.

Early morning near Tanji Bird Reserve Eco-tourism Camp.Tanji Bird Reserve, Western Division, The Gambia.

Photos / Sounds

What

Wildcat Felis silvestris

Observer

hana-raza

Date

January 4, 2012

Place

Sulaimani, Kurdistan, Iraq (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

archiverde

Date

April 8, 2013

Description

En el Ridge, justo al lìmite del Buddha Garden. Tigrado anarajado màs grande de un gato normal.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Wild Cat Felis silvestris

Observer

weberbirding

Date

January 18, 2013

Place

Kenya (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Wildcat Felis silvestris

Observer

muir

Date

August 12, 2007 05:30 PM EDT

Description

Felis lybica.

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Description from Wikipedia

The wildcat (Felis silvestris) is a small cat found throughout most of Africa, Europe, and southwest and central Asia into India, China, and Mongolia. Because of its wide range, it is classed by the IUCN as Least Concern. However, crossbreeding with housecats is extensive and has occurred throughout almost the entirety of the species' range.

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