Learn more about the Indian grey mongoose – with amazing Indian grey mongoose videos, photos and facts on Arkive. The Indian grey mongoose or common grey mongoose is the common species of mongoose found in southern India. It lives in close proximity to human. Image of Herpestes edwardsi. Herpestes edwardsii Trusted. Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike (CC BY-SA ). © India Biodiversity Portal. Source.
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They have also been known to prey on grasshoppers, scorpions, centipedes, frogs, crabs, and fish. Indian grey mongoose photographed at NagerholeKarnataka. All following user names refer to en. This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by herpesfes digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.
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The portal will be unavailable all day on Sunday 23rd Dec for maintenance. AfricachimpanzeeedwardslifilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. A checklist of mammals of Kerala, India Desc: The Indian grey mongoose has tawny grey or iron grey fur, which is more grizzled and stiffer and coarser than that of other mongooses. University of California Press. Nepal Indian Distribution Throughout the country in suitable habitats Herpestes edwardsii edwardsii: Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey.
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Males spray only during the mating season. Final Technical Report Desc: Retrieved 14 January Galidia Ring-tailed mongoose G. Retrieved 12 January Information on the presence and distribution of species is crucial for conservation planning and m In addition, they may spray high on the object by rearing up on the forepaws into a handstand position and ejecting the secretions. Overall grey with the brown coloration in varying degree in the edwardski species.
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It lives in burrowshedgerows and thickets, among groves of trees, and takes shelter under rocks or bushes and even in drains. Least Concern ver 3. It may also take vegetable matter such hfrpestes fruit, and feeds on refuse and carrion 2 3 5 6 8.
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The mongoose would be at a disadvantage against a constrictor or a pitviper. It breeds throughout the year.
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Retrieved 14 September Whitfield, Primary Diet omnivore Animal Foods birds mammals amphibians reptiles fish eggs insects terrestrial non-insect arthropods aquatic crustaceans Plant Foods roots and tubers seeds, grains, and nuts fruit Predation Between hunts, Indian gray mongooses retreat to their burrow, crevices in rocks, or nearby rivers to escape the heat and obtain protection from their largest predator, leopards Panthera pardus.
Mongooses are terrestrial, diurnal solitary hunters that search during the day and into late evening.
Downloaded on 05 February ; Veron et al. Indian grey mongooses are unusual in that they can discriminate four colours, more than most other mammals.
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Average length, head and body, about 16 to 17 inches ; tail The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative.