Leopardus guigna - Kodkod.

What does the kodkod eat?

The diminutive kodkod, which is the size of a tiny domestic cat, eats free-range young chickens when they are available (I hope they avoid the farmer!). They also eat a variety of birds including the Austral thrush, Southern lapwing, chucao tapaculo, huet-huet, domestic geese and the Chiloe lizard. Some of these bird species are attacked …

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Güiña cat size

The güiña cat is better known as the kodkod. The word “kodkod” is the Araucanian Indian name for this cat. In Argentina and Chile it is commonly called güiña. Genetically it is similar to Geoffroy’s cat. It is described as tiny although there are three wild cat species which are smaller: black-footed, flat-headed and rusty-spotted …

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