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Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester is a modern county based on a part of the old Salford Hundred and is a conurbation of nearby towns, although there are relatively large areas of green space outside the central business district.

Created: 13  June  2018  Edited: 6  December  2018

Wildlife in and around Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Mammals

There are 52 species of mammals recorded as found near Greater Manchester.

45 Khz Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus)
American Mink (Neovison vison)
Bank Vole (Myodes glareolus)
Brown Long-Eared Bat (Plecotus auritus)
Common Shrew (Sorex araneus)
55 Khz Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pygmaeus)
Badger (Meles meles)
Brown Hare (Lepus europaeus)
Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus)
Daubenton's Bat (Myotis daubentonii)

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Greater Manchester Birds

There are 221 species of birds recorded as found near Greater Manchester.

Australian Shoveler (Anas rhynchotis)
Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis)
Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
Chiloe Wigeon (Anas sibilatrix)
Common Swift (Apus apus)
Bar-Headed Goose (Anser indicus)
Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
Dunlin (Calidris alpina)

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Greater Manchester Fish

There are 33 species of fish recorded as found near Greater Manchester.

Bream (Abramis brama)
Brown/Sea Trout (Salmo trutta)
Carp (Cyprinus carpio)
Chub (Squalius cephalus)
Dace (Leuciscus leuciscus)
Brown Trout (Salmo trutta subsp. fario)
Bullhead (Cottus gobio)
Chinese Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella)
Crucian Carp (Carassius carassius)
Gudgeon (Gobio gobio)

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Greater Manchester Reptiles

There are 9 species of reptiles recorded as found near Greater Manchester.

Grass Snake (Natrix helvetica)
Common Lizard (Zootoca vivipara)
Adder (Vipera berus)
Sand Lizard (Lacerta agilis)
Wall Lizard (Podarcis muralis)
Red-eared Terrapin (Trachemys scripta)
Slow-worm (Anguis fragilis)
Red-eared Terrapin (Trachemys scripta subsp. elegans)
Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)

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Greater Manchester Amphibians

There are 6 species of amphibians recorded as found near Greater Manchester.

Common Frog (Rana temporaria)
Great Crested Newt (Triturus cristatus)
Smooth Newt (Lissotriton vulgaris)
Common Toad (Bufo bufo)
Palmate Newt (Lissotriton helveticus)
Natterjack Toad (Epidalea calamita)

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