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A Ruddy Mongoose Poses for the Tourists Ranthambore is justifiably famous for tigers (as you can see form my other pictures), but there is much of interest in terms of birds and other mammals, such as this little fellow. Geotagged,Herpestes smithii,India,Rajasthan,Ranthambore National Park,Ruddy Mongoose,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

A Ruddy Mongoose Poses for the Tourists

Ranthambore is justifiably famous for tigers (as you can see form my other pictures), but there is much of interest in terms of birds and other mammals, such as this little fellow.

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The ruddy mongoose is a species of mongoose found in hill forests of peninsular India and Sri Lanka. This mongoose along with the striped-necked mongoose are the only mongoose species endemic to India and Sri Lanka.

The ruddy mongoose is a very closely related to Indian grey mongoose, but distinguished by its slightly larger size and black tipped tail extending for 2 to 3 inches at the distal end. There are two sub-species of this mongoose, ''H. smithii smithii'' in India, and ''H. smithii.. more

Similar species: Carnivorans
Species identified by Barry
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Uploaded Apr 19, 2019. Captured Mar 11, 2019 12:30 in RJ SH 30, Ranthambhore Fort, Rajasthan 322001, India.
  • Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
  • f/5.8
  • 1/251s
  • ISO100
  • 136.965mm