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American Red Squirrel - Tamiasciurus hudsonicus

The smaller of the two squirrels observed in and around Montreal with a white belly and reddish fur on the back. Shyer than the Grey Squirrel, keeping a save distance from humans.

Common Names

  • American Red Squirrel (en)
  • Ardilla roja americana (es)
  • Écureuil roux (fr)
  • Gemeines Rothörnchen (de)

Taxonomy

  • Rodentia
  • Sciuridae
  • Tamiasciurus hudsonicus

Videos Behavioral Traits

Where & When to Spot

I have seen the Red Squirrel in Montreal Botanical Garden and Park Pointe aux Prairies but not in the other parks on Montreal Island. The species is around all year long. Better visible in winter when no leaves hinder the vision.

Observation Logs

On every park visit, we maintain a log of species spotted and identified. If you maintain a similar list, please consider sharing it with Muuuh Wildlife Photography: Share Logs.

LocationSpringSummerAutumnWinter
Park Pointe aux Prairies 4 0 0 0

Times a species has been spotted, identified and logged while visiting this park. A species is reported only once / park visit. Only parks listed which we visit frequently all year long. Consult the page animal tracking about how we log observations in field.

How to Identify

The color of the fur is different than the other squirrel species seen in and around Montreal. The Red Squirrel has a reddish fur on the back and a white belly. It is also shyer than the Grey Squirrel, keeping a save distance from the humans.

Photos

American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

Sitting on a trunk, tasting a nuts.

Park Pointe aux Prairies - 2022-05-01

NIKON Z 6; NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Z TC-2.0x; Focal Length 400mm; Exposure 1/2500; Aperture f/5.6; Iso 1250;

American Red Squirrel

American Red Squirrel

American Red Squirrel

Montreal Botanical Garden - 2019-02-17

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f/5.6; Iso 100;

American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

Tadoussac - 2018-05-22

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/640; Aperture f5.6; Iso 320;

American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

Park Pointe aux Prairies - 2017-05-13

NIKON D500; 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6; Focal Length 300mm; Exposure 1/640; Aperture f5.6; Iso 100;

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