Yellow-Necked Mouse

Sylvimus flavicollisThe yellow-necked mouse differs from the field mouse by the larger size and the ochre spot on the chest. They are widespread across the region. They usually claim forest edges, shrubs and grain fields. The species can be encountered in parks, orchards, gardens, and sometimes in manmade structures. It is nocturnal. It lives in dug up holes, caverns amidst rocks, and in semi-rotten stumps. It feeds on seeds, greens of plants, mushrooms, berries and insects. The species is an agricultural pest.

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