Rare and Protected Species

A Photographic Guide to the wildlife of Roscadghill Parc,
a small housing estate at Heamoor, Penzance, Cornwall.
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A list of rare and protected species that I have seen in or from my garden here at Roscadghill Parc. Many of the species would appear quite common, however we have seen a serious decline in numbers of common species in recent years, which is why steps have been put into place to try and prevent any further decline. Some species may be rare on a global level with the UK having the greatest percentage of the species in terms of numbers e.g. the bluebell, which is protected at both a national and international level.

Ecliptopera silaceata - Small Phoenix (BAP)
Hypena obsitalis - Bloxworth Snout (Red Data Book)
Scopula marginepunctata - Mullein Wave (BAP)
Spilosoma lubricipeda - White Ermine (BAP)
Spilosoma luteum - Buff Ermine (BAP)

Common Toad - Bufo bufo (BAP)

Bullfinch - Pyrrhula pyrrhula (BAP and RSPB Amber status)
Buzzard - Buteo buteo (CITES)
Common Starling - Sturnus vulgaris subsp. vulgaris (BAP and RSPB Red status)
Herring Gull - Larus argentatus subsp. argenteus (BAP and RSPB Red status)
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus (BAP and RSPB Red Status)
Song Thrush - Turdus philomelos subsp. clarkei (BAP and RSPB Red Status)

UK BAP Priority Species (BAP) - external link

RSPB Categories of importance - external link

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Roscadghill Parc Rare Protected BAP Red Data Book Species Images