British wildlife recordings

Sciurus carolinensis : Grey Squirrel - Sciuridae

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  • Shelf mark

    W1CDR0001426 BD4

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  • Recording locations

    OS Grid Reference(392500,87500)

  • Recordist

    Shove, Lawrence

  • Species

    Grey Squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis

  • Description

    Recording of a grey squirrel calling in woodland. These persistent and highly intelligent mammals have become public enemy number one in the eyes of many garden bird lovers, destroying feeders across Britain in an attempt to reach the peanuts inside. A now common sight in parks and gardens, grey squirrels prefer mixed or deciduous woodland with a ready supply of acorns, nuts, fruit, roots and succulent tree shoots. Chattering, rasping and barking are all examples from the grey squirrel’s vocabulary who become particularly noisy when alarmed or angry. An introduced species from the US, they are responsible for the decline of our own native red squirrels.

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