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American Red Squirrel  - Tamiasciurus hudsonicus

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

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.

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.

American Red Squirrel

American Red Squirrel

American Red Squirrel

- February 17, 2019

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f/5.6; Iso 100;
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American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

tadoussac - May 22, 2018

NIKON D500; 300.0 mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/640; Aperture f5.6; Iso 320;
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American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

Park Pointe aux Prairies - May 13, 2017

NIKON D500; 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6; Focal Length 300mm; Exposure 1/640; Aperture f5.6; Iso 100;
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