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Field/Wood Mouse/Yellowneck

Observed: 24th January 2013 By: adzadz’s reputation in Mammalsadz’s reputation in Mammals
Field/Wood Mouse/Yellowneck
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Mydaea's picture

How can you be sure it is not

How can you be sure it is not A. flavicollis (yellow-necked mouse)?

adz's picture

A.flavicolis

It is hard to be 100 percent, I simply felt Apodemus sylvaticus seemed to fit the G.I.S.S. The feeder its sat on only measures approx. 65mm. Please feel free to add any further info.
Thanks.

adz's picture

(65mm diameter at base.)

(65mm diameter at base.)

Mydaea's picture

I would have said it is

I would have said it is impossible to get past the genus. Size in this context is irrelevant. Revise it to the genus, and you can be sure of the ID.

adz's picture

A valid point, which I will

A valid point, which I will bare in mind for future. At the time of making this i.d. I was unaware of the remarkable similarities between the 2.

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Apodemus sp

Agree that more accurate to only go to genus is this location.

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