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Eastern Chipmunk Tamias striatus

Eastern Chipmunk Tamias striatus

Mammalia > Rodentia > Sciuridae

Names in different Languages

GermanStreifen-Backenhörnchen
EnglishEastern Chipmunk
FrenchTamia rayé, Suisse
SpanishArdilla listada del Este americano

Description

Solitary living rodent, similar in appearance to squirrels. It climbs well but constructs its well hidden nests underground. Eating seeds, fruits, nuts, green plants, mushrooms, insects, worms, and bird eggs. Native to Eastern North America.

How to Identify

The stripes along the back are a distinctive characteristics of this species.

Where When to Spot

Although common, this species is difficult to spot. They move fast and hide when you are approaching. Best time of the year to spot is during summer.

Photos

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