Tibetan Polecat

Tibetan Polecat can be identified by the a dark pattern - mask - which covers the eyes, forehead and nose above the rhinarium.

The fur and under hair of the dorsal surface are creamy white. The shoulders and the nape are dark chocolate-brown. The summit of the head may be almost wholly brown.

The head and body length ranges between 355 and 405 mm and tail is around 15 mm. The weight is approximately 700 gm. Tibetan Polecat is typically nocturnal, and eats rodents, lizards, birds and birdsí eggs and insects.

Tibetan Polecat is common in Sikkim and in Leh District of Jammu and Kashmir.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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