Pygmy Shrew

Sorex minutus

Nottinghamshire Mammals


A tiny animal which could be confused with Common Shrew. Its fur is a two tone brown colour, darker on the back with paler underside. The tail is proportionally longer, thicker and more hairy than Common Shrew. Its head often appears domed.

Our least recorded shrew species with records from 17 out of 35 hectads (8 since 2010). Like the Common Shrew is often found in nest boxes.

Photograph Lorna Griffiths

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