ASIAN GREY SHREW OR GREY WOODLAND SHREW/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus

ASIAN GREY SHREW OR GREY WOODLAND SHREW

NAME:ASIAN GREY SHREW OR GREY WOODLAND SHREW

DESCRIPTION: A medium-sized shrew with a greyish brown back and pale yellowish grey underside, the Grey Woodland Shrew is the most widely distributed White-toothed Shrew in north India. It has a dark brown tail, which is paler below, and its feet have short, pale hairs on the back. It has prominent ears and three upper unicuspids with the first one being much larger than the other two.

BEHAVIOUR: Known to have an omnivorous diet of insects, seeds and fruits.

DISTRIBUTION: Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh.

HABITAT: Fields, secondary forests, farmland and open land.

Size: HBL: 6.8–8.9 cm

IUCN Status: Least Concern

0 comments:

Post a Comment