Home | Discover | Animals A-Z | Sightings | Kids | Survey | Links | Contact  
Plantain Squirrel Callosciurus notatus


Photo taken at Lower Pierce





Status: Common

Interesting Facts: The plantain squirrel is the most commonly seen squirrel in Singapore. Brown with a red belly and a black stripe on each side. Moves around with a single chips, each accompanied by a vigorous flourish of the tail.

Size: 15-22cm

Diet: Consists of fruit pulp and seeds, flowers or leafy shoots, supplemented with arthopods.

Activity: Active during day in the middle and lower storey of the forest, usually solitary.

Habitat: Gardens and forest habitats including mangrove.

Threats: Habitat destruction.