Variable Squirrel


Finlayson's Squirrel or the Variable Squirrel (Callosciurus finlaysonii) is found in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. The species occurs in a wide range of wooded habitats, including gardens and parks in cities like Bangkok. Different subspecies and populations can be partly black, brown, orange-red, cream, or white with diverse patterning. Typically, however, the upperside is of a darker color than the underside. Color variation can also occur within subspecies or populations, and it is possible that seasonal color variations occur too. These attractive squirrels are arboreal, diurnal, and feed on a variety of seeds and fruits.




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