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Indian palm squirrel

Funambulus palmarum


This squirrel is gorging on the seeds of Acacia mangium tree which was introduced to India from Australia about 30 years ago under the social forestry program. These are very vocal little rodents. They eat all kinds of nuts and fruits, even bore through the thick husk of coconuts. They are about 8 inch long including their bushy tail.

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sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Thank you Dilan Chathuranga

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 7 years ago


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Ernakulam, Kerala, India

Spotted on Dec 1, 2013
Submitted on Dec 1, 2013

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