Mammal Identification

Yellow-necked Mouse Apodemus flavicollis

Identification features

Yellow-necked mouse. Photo: Mick Hoult

  • Small sized mammal
  • Pointed muzzle
  • Large ears with hairless skin visble
  • Fur is a rich yellow-ish brown colour on the back with a very pale grey underside.
  • Has an unbroken yellow band of fur which crosses the pale underside of the between the forelegs and the head.
  • Tail is dark above than below and is very long (at least same length as head and body combined)

Yellow-necked mice have not been recorded in Derbyshire yet, but we are sure it will not be long before they are. They are found in mature woods and hedges.

Status in Derbyshire information