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Yellow-necked Mouse

Observed: 1st October 2011 By: Graham JamesGraham James’s reputation in Mammals
SDC10044 (Medium)
SDC10044 (Medium) 1
SDC10044 (Medium) 1 2

Three were collecting acorns from under a nearby tree and taking them into a hole under the leaf litter.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


leenestofvipers's picture

Possible optical illusion but...

On the second picture the collar on the neck looks like it joins up. Made me wonder if it is a yellow necked mouse.

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Possible optical illusion but ....

I also took a short video of it grooming (which is at and I tend to think that the collared effect is just an optical illusion.

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Extra photo

I have added a video-grab shot of the mouse grooming which may be of help.

leenestofvipers's picture

cute video

At the end of your vid it faces the camera and that collar does go all the way around. I would be inclined to think that is a YN.

Gill Sinclair's picture

Cute mouse

Very cute mouse/mice and I agree the end of the video and the second photo show a band of brown from shoulder to shoulder hence yellow-necked. Quite an unusual spot - well done for capturing it on camera!

Gill Sinclair
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After studying the video again, I think you are right. The collar appears to meet and is broad enough to suggest Yellow-necked.

Many thanks.

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I totally agree - yellow necked mouse. - you can tell from picture 2 that the band is uninterrupted.