Feldmaus (Microtus arvalis) CC BY-SA 3.0 Dieter TD (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feldmaus#/media/Datei:Feldmaus_Microtus_arvalis.jpg)

Field mouse


The snout-vent length is 90-120 mm, the tail length 25-38 mm, the length of the hind foot 14.5-16 mm, rarely up to 17 mm and the ear length 9-12 mm. The animals usually weight 18-40 g, rarely up to 51 g. The coat is yellowish grey on top, more brown in the west of the range, more grey in the east. The underpart is whitish and occasionally rusty yellow.


The field mouse mainly inhabits open, agriculturally used cultivated landscapes, i.e. fields, short-grassed meadows and pastures, but also, for example, dunes and dry and very open pine forests.

The text is a translation of an excerpt from Wikipedia (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feldmaus). On wikipedia the text is available under a „Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike“ licence. Status: 20 August 2021