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Least Chipmunk

Tamias minimus

Description:

The least chipmunk is the smallest chipmunk in North America. These animals are active during the day and eat seeds, berries, nuts, fruits and insects. Predators include hawks, owls and mustelids.

Habitat:

It is also the most widespread species of chipmunk in North America occurring across north-central and western United States and from British Columbia and southern Yukon to western Quebec in Canada. The species is found in a variety of habitats including mixed deciduous and coniferous forests, boreal forest, and sagebrush plains.

1 Species ID Suggestions

KimLomman
KimLomman 8 years ago
Least Chipmunk
Tamias minimus Least chipmunk


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7 Comments

IsabellaFiers
IsabellaFiers 8 years ago

Thanks a lot.

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Lovely! ^.^

KimLomman
KimLomman 8 years ago

If it was taken in Bryce Canyon, Utah, it is most likely a Least Chipmunk. Gray Collared Chipmunks are only found in Arizona and New Mexico. The colouration isn't right for an Uinta Chipmunk.

KimLomman
KimLomman 8 years ago

Can you please correct your map location? It will help to identify the species.

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Adorable!

IsabellaFiers
IsabellaFiers 8 years ago

Thanks quiggsmcghee !! they are very photogenic ;-)

quiggsmcghee
quiggsmcghee 8 years ago

Great photos!

IsabellaFiers
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Spotted on Jul 13, 2013
Submitted on Aug 24, 2013

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