NORTHERN OR MALAY TREE SHREW/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus

NORTHERN OR MALAY TREE SHREW

NAME: NORTHERN OR MALAY TREE SHREW

DESCRIPTION: It differs from A. ellioti in having an olive-brown or greyish brown coat (not much of red in it) and a buff or orange venter . The long, furry tail is equal to its head and body length. The lower earlobe is slightly smaller than Ananthana, the inside of the ears less hairy and the snout slightly longer.

BEHAVIOUR: It displays very little maternal instinct and feeds its young in a nest it visits only once in two days.

DISTRIBUTION: North-east India and Eastern Himalayas .

HABITAT: Evergreen and deciduous forests, plantations, bamboo groves and gardens.

Size: HBL:17–23 cm

IUCN  Status: Least Concern

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