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Abert's (tassle-eared) squirrels        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Two subspecies of the widely-distributed Abert's, or 'tassle-eared' squirrel occur on either side of the Grand Canyon:   the black-bellied Kaibab squirrel (Sciurus aberti kaibabensis) in a small region on the north rim, and the more widely-distributed white-bellied Abert's squirrel (S. a. aberti).   These Abert's squirrels were photographed in Flagstaff, Arizona; the Kaibab squirrel was near the campground at the Grand Canyon's North Rim Lodge . The white-tailed subspecies of Abert's squirrel (S. a. chuscensis) was in the Catalina Mountains near Tucson.

  • Canon 1D4 or R5, 800 mm IS lens plus 1.4X or 2X converter (2012, 2022)
  • (below): Nikon F3, 400 mm f5.6 EDIF lens, Kodachrome 64 (1988)