a field guide to the planet - by Damon Ramsey
The diverse rodents of the south-east Asian and Indian rainforests...
Callosciurus finlaysonii, 'Variable Squirrel', This local variation Callosciurus finlaysonii annellatus, is mainly rufous, with a distinct white band at the base of its tail (Angkor Wat, Cambodia).
Callosciurus caniceps, Grey-bellied Squirrel (Baan Maka Lodge, Thailand).
Callosciurus erythraeus, 'Pallas's Squirrel'. (Khao Sok National Park, Thailand).
Dremomys lokriah, 'Orange-bellied Himalayan Squirrel'. Despite the common name, doesn't always have a particularly bright orange belly (Jigme Dorji, Bhutan).
Tamiops mcclellandii, 'Himalayan Striped Squirrel'. Small, cute and very hyperactive. (Jigme Dorji, Bhutan).
Funambulus palmarum, 'Indian Palm squirrel' or 'Three-striped Palm Squirrel', (Kithugala, Sri Lanka).
Funambulus palmarum, 'Layard's Palm squirrel' or 'Flame-striped Jungle Squirrel', (Kithugala, Sri Lanka).
Ratufa bicolor, 'Giant Black Squirrel'. There are many variations in colour with this widespread species (Bali Barat, Indonesia).
Ratufa bicolor, 'Giant Black Squirrel'. (Kithugala, Sri Lanka).
Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? One of the first expeditions I am booked to work on is the NZ sub-Antarctics with Silversea Expeditions and Australia with Coral Expeditions. And here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.