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Gray-collared Chipmunk Tamias cinereicollis


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Gray-collared Chipmunk
credit: Varajuan/Gordon Karre/CCSA

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Family: Sciuridae, Squirrels view all from this family

Description Prominently marked with gray on the cheeks, shoulders and rump. Dorsal stripes are darker than those of the Gray-footed Chipmunk. Hind feet are pinkish buff. In winter the flanks and tail edges are paler, and the belly has more gray. Runs with tail held horizontally.

Dimensions 208-242mm, 90-109mm, 55-70g

Habitat Alpine & subalpine habitats, Forests & woodlands, Meadows & fields

Range Southwest

Discussion Often sits on logs slowly waving tail from side to side while “chucking.” Alarm call is a shrill “chipper.” Climbs trees more than other chipmunks. Has a limited range in montane coniferous forests between 1950 and 3440m.