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Common tree shrew


Common tree shrew
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Copyright: Eduardo Balogh (Ketaka) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 5 N: 124] (1159)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-14
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-300 ED f4.5-5-6, SanDisk Extreme III, Nikon L1Bc 62mm
Exposure: f/4.2, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Budapest ZOO Animals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-14 1:38
Viewed: 7907
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Treeshrew, Tupaia glis is a small mammal in the treeshrew family Tupaiidae. The average body length is between 16-21cm and average weight is around 190g, with varying colors: reddish brown, greyish or black upperparts and whitish belly surface. Its long tail is covered with hairs and almost reaches the length of the body. The paws are bare with sharp nails, and there is a naked patch of skin above its long nose. Both sexes are similar.

One of the largest among treeshrews, the Common Treeshrew is distributed in Southeast Asia. It is found in the lowland rainforests of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.

As a diurnal and terrestrial animal, the Common Treeshrew is active during the day and spends most of its time looking for food on the ground. The diet consists mainly of insects, fruits, leaves and other vegetation matter. It nests in hollow trees.

Widespread throughout its habitat range, the Common Treeshrew is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Make - NIKON CORPORATION
Model - NIKON D300
DateTime - 2008:03:14 13:53:01
ExposureTime - 1/60 seconds
FNumber - 4.20
ISOSpeedRatings - 200
LightSource - Flash
Flash - Flash fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 112.00 mm
ExposureMode - Auto
White Balance - Manual
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 168 mm
Contrast - Normal
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - Normal


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