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Northern palm squirrel or Five-striped palm squirrel

Funambulus pennantii

Description:

Beady-eyed alert looking rodent. Back has distinct striped pattern. Bushy tail. the nest or drey was against a wall of a four-storeyed building but a flowering Rangoon creeper (Combretum indicum) hid it from sight.

Habitat:

Flowering Rangoon creeper (Combretum indicum) inside a government residential colony.

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Northern palm squirrel
Funambulus pennantii Northern palm squirrel


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8 Comments

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 6 years ago

Thank you DrNamgyalT.Sherpa, agustina1,sofia2, LaurenZarate, ShannaB and Neil Ross for your encouragement.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Cute!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Not a problem :-) Funambulus palmarum is found further south and in Sri Lanka.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 6 years ago

DanielePralong, Honestly this was a rookie mistake to make...I am so embarrassed, thanks for sorting me out.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Very cute.

ShannaB
ShannaB 6 years ago

Aw, cute.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Lovely spotting Sukanya! I believe you have the Northern palm squirrel (Funambulus pennantii), also called the five-striped palm squirrel.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

Ahhhhh... too cute! Nice spotting of this lovely squirrel.

SukanyaDatta
Spotted by
SukanyaDatta

Delhi, Delhi, India

Spotted on Aug 9, 2012
Submitted on Apr 25, 2014

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