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Deer Mouse

Peromyscus maniculatus
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Habitat: Tundra, boreal forests, grasslands, and brushy areas (not found is moist areas)

Description: Large ears, a pointed nose, long whiskers and bulging black eyes.  Grey to reddish brown in color, with a white belly and feet.

Size: 14-21 cm long, 18-34 g.

Diet: Seeds from grasses, grains, nuts, flowers, berries, and insects

Fun Facts: They carry several diseases that infect humans including hanta virus and lyme disease.

Source: Pattie, D. and C. Fisher. 1999. Mammals of Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing.

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Belted Kingfisher
Ceryle alcyon
Ragged head crest, blue-grey body, white collar, and white underparts. The female has a brown belt across the under belly.
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