Plantain Squirrel


The Plantain Squirrel (Callosciurus notatus) is about 20–30 cm long with a similar-sized tail. 
It is greyish/brown with a chestnut belly and a black and white stripe on the side. 
It is very quick and agile in trees, able to jump a few metres between trees, and rarely wanders on the ground.
It is found in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand in a wide range of habitats: forests, mangroves, parks, gardens, and agricultural areas.

1st & 2nd photo: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore, 7 November 2022
3rd photo: Bukit Batok Nature Park, Singapore, 23 October 2022
4th & 5th photo: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore, 25 October & 8 November 2022

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