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American Red Squirrel Tamiasciurus hudsonicus

American Red Squirrel Tamiasciurus hudsonicus

Mammalia > Rodentia > Sciuridae

Names in different Languages

GermanGemeines Rothörnchen
EnglishAmerican Red Squirrel
FrenchÉcureuil roux
SpanishArdilla roja americana

Description

The smaller of the two squirrels observed in and around Montreal with a white belly and reddish fur on the back. Shyer than the Grey Squirrel, keeping a save distance from humans.

How to Identify

The color of the fur is different than the other squirrel species seen in and around Montreal. The Red Squirrel has a reddish fur on the back and a white belly. It is also shyer than the Grey Squirrel, keeping a save distance from the humans.

Where When to Spot

I have seen the Red Squirrel in Montreal Botanical Garden and Park Pointe aux Prairies but not in the other parks on Montreal Island. The species is around all year long. Better visible in winter when no leaves hinder the vision.

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2022-05-01Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies
2022-04-15Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies
2019-05-06Parc de la Frayère
2019-02-17Jardin Botanique de Montréal
2018-05-22Tadoussac
2017-05-13Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies