Food habits of the Dusky-striped Squirrel Funambulus sublineatus (Mammalia: Rodentia: Sciuridae)

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Palassery Suresh Aravind
George Joe
Ponnu Dhanesh
Rajamani Nandini


We report the first observations of feeding behaviour of the Dusky-striped Squirrel Funambulus sublineatus in the Western Ghats.  It was observed feeding on eight plant species, including four non-native species.  Feeding was observed in forests as well as in plantations and agricultural habitats, indicating the urgent need for studies in such human-modified landscapes.

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