Mammal Identification

Field Vole Microtus agrestis

Identification features

photo of field vole

  • Small sized mammal
  • Blunt muzzle
  • Small incospicuous ears
  • Fur is a greyish-brown on the back and grey underneath
  • Tail is all one colour and is approximately 30% of the length of the body and head length.

Field voles are herbivores and are associated with grassland habitats. They can be recorded during small mammal trapping surveys. Burrows, runs and droppings can be found in long grassland.

Other identification clues

Feeding signs

Photo: Derek Whiteley


These are green

Status in Derbyshire information