Eastern Chipmunk

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.

We combine physical characterics and behavior patterns with location and seasonal aspects to identify 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.

With each photo, we store date and geo-location providing us data about location and season of observation. We also use a tracking utility to save observations in the field when there was no opportunity to take a good shot.

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Common Names

Streifen-Backenhörnchen [de]
Eastern Chipmunk [en]
Ardilla listada del Este americano [es]
Tamia rayé, Suisse [fr]

Source: Wikipedia

Scientific Name

Tamias striatus

Tags

eastern chipmunk, mammals, tamias, tamias striatus, rodents

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