Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Rhabdomys pumilio


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 Rhabdomys pumilio   Rhabdomys pumilio
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Description

Length 19-26cm, weight about 43g. Reddish-brown with white underparts, Distinguished by four longitudinal stripes on the back. Diurnal and occuring in all parts of the reserve. Prefers fairly dense cover and feeds mostly on green vegetable matter, seeds and insects. Also likes the soft parts of the bracts and flowers of Proteas thus becoming an important agent in the pollination of some species. They excavate burrows, sometimes to a depth of 50cm.

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2017 / 3 / 23