Hamster in Turkey
Does anyone know what Hamster species this might be? Or indeed is it a hamster at all? Photographed in Southwestern Turkey at around 1000m in saline steppe. Colonial. Doesn’t seem to have the dark markings I would associate with brandti the hamster generally known from this area
Ian is the co-founder of Greentours and since graduating in Ecology, has led over one two hundred and fifty holidays in various fields of natural history, and has organised many, many more. My interests and knowledge extend to most areas of the natural world. I am equally happy among the spring bulbs and alpine flowers of the Middle-eastern mountains, and the biodiverse forests, savannahs and mountains of Asia, Africa and the Neotropics and the great variety of mammals, birds and butterflies therein, but most of all I love nothing better than wondering around with spotlight all night looking for mammals!