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Species Account for Erinaceus europaeus

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Erinaceus europaeus  Linnaeus, 1758
West European Hedgehog
Mammals: Erinaceidae

Hedgehog feeds in garden every night Copyright: Peter Pearson

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Taxonomic group: other mammals (Mammals) - County data

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Essex RDB: Listed

Records: 2904
First Record: 1973
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 59
Pre-1992 hectads: 9
Total hectads: 59

Additional Phenology Data


Hedgehog feeds in garden every night
Hedgehog feeds in garden every night
Erinaceus europaeus
Erinaceus europaeus

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Essex Red Data List comment
Declining. Hedgehog. 402 post-1980 tetrads (out of 1074).


Broad Habitat Data (based on 20 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 10 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 2904 records with habitat detail and method information)

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