the more common are: skylark, goldfinch, blackbird, nightingale, twit, red-legged
buzzard, common kestrel, northern goshawk, kite, owl, tawny owl…
polecat, badger, weasel, fox, hedgehog, and for the hunters: hare, rabbit and an
increasing population of wild boar.
grass snake, eyed lizard, wall lizard.
including the magnificent spurge hawk moth.
grasshopper, dragonfly, rhinoceros beetle...
tree frog, common toad…
are still present in large quantity and are used in the regional cooking recipes e.g.
in a sauce with ham or grilled.
NB: Mount Alaric is a natural zone of ecological interest by its biodiversity (listed as a “ZNIEFF”: Zone Naturelle d’Intérêt Ecologique Faunistique et Floristique) which plays an important role in bird conservation (listed as a “ZICO”: Zone Importante pour la Conservation des Oiseaux).
spurge hawk moth