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Eastern Chipmunk Tamias striatus

 

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Eastern Chipmunk
credit: Giles Gonthier/CCSA

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Family: Sciuridae, Squirrels view all from this family



Description This red-rumped rodent is the only chipmunk in most of eastern North America. Our largest chipmunk. Color of back varies from pale brown in southern Ontario, to dark red Appalachian forms, and brightly colored animals in the southwest of their range. Vocalizes with a series of chips and a high-pitched alarm call. Common in eastern deciduous forests.


Dimensions 215-285mm, 80-115mm, 80-150g


Habitat Forests & woodlands, Alpine & subalpine habitats, Cities, suburbs & towns, Scrub, shrub & brushlands


Range Plains, Great Lakes, New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Eastern Canada


Discussion Vocalizes with a series of chips and a high-pitched alarm call. Common in eastern deciduous forests.


 

 

 

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