Species: Felis silvestris Schreber, 1775


Nomenclature
Scientific name Felis silvestris Schreber, 1775
   
English name wildcat, wild cat
French name chat sauvage, chat sauvage d'europe, chat forestier
Dutch name wilde kat
German name Wildkatze

Illustrations

Not all species have been illustrated yet. Should you own high quality photos, please send them by means of the photo page.

You can always check for pictures on the Dutch website Nederlands Soortenregister.

You can always check for pictures on observations.be.

Google images


Protection status and Red List
Flanders
protected: 22.09.1980
Flanders
red list: Regionally extinct
Brussels
red list: Regionally extinct
Wallonia
red list: Near threatened
Belgium
red list: Near threatened
World
IUCN Red List: LC (ver. 3.1, 2009)

Distribution
Flanders indigenous (1a)
Brussels indigenous (1a)
Wallonia indigenous (1a)
Habitat terrestrial
Reference Verkem et al. 2003. Zoogdieren in Vlaanderen
Expert Bob Vandendriessche

Observations
Recent sightings on observations.be