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The Biggest Animals Kingdom and in The World | Chipmunk | Chipmunks are omnivorous diet, including cereals, nuts, fruits, berries, bird eggs, small frogs, fungi, worms, insects, and small mammals on occasions, such as young mice. In Wang pockets allow squirrels to more food to help their burrows, for storage or consumption. Western chipmunks only breed once a year. Chipmunks construct expansive burrows greater than 3.5 m long, with a well-hidden entrances. Sleeping quarters are kept extremely clean as shells and feces are stored in the sewer tunnels.

Chipmunks play an important role as prey for various predatory mammals and birds, but are also opportunistic predators themselves, particularly on birds' eggs and nests. In Oregon, mountain bluebirds (Sial currucoides) Mobbing observed energetic squirrels I see trees near their nest. Chipmunks usually live about three years, perceived life nine years in captivity. Squirrels can be treated as a single genus, Tamias, Tamias or three genres, including Eastern Chipmunk, Eutamias, including Siberian squirrel, and Neotamias that 23 other, mostly Western, includes species.

Studies of mitochondrial DNA shows that the difference between the three groups is similar Chipmunk genetic difference between Marmota and Spermophilus. Common name originally was written "chitmunk", the indigenous Odawa (Ottawa) jidmoonh word, meaning "red squirrel" (cf. Ojibwa, ajidamoo) earliest form cited in the Oxford English Dictionary (from 1842) is "chipmonk," but "chipmunk" appears in a number of books in the 1820 and 1830.

In mid 1800, John James Audubon and his sons in a lithograph squirrel in their viviparous quadrupeds of North America called it "Chipping Squirrel [or] Hackee. Chipmunks are also called" striped squirrels "" branches "," squirrels "," tiger wood "or" Gophers ", although the name" ground squirrel "commonly refers to the squirrels, such as those in Spermophilus like.

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