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harvest mouse

1. a very small reddish-brown Eurasian mouse, Micromys minutus, inhabiting cornfields, hedgerows, etc., and feeding on grain and seeds: family Muridae
2. American harvest mouse. any small greyish mouse of the American genus Reithrodontomys: family Cricetidae
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1993: Body fat of mice, Apodemus speciosus, Mus musculus and Micromys minutus.
Spatial distribution and population density of harvest mouse Micromys minutus in a habitat mosaic at lake Neusiedl, Austria.
Moreover, it seems that carnivores may be more efficient than raptors for hunting Micromys mice, probably because of their way of foraging amongst tall vegetation that makes them more likely to discover harvest mice.
When it is present in their diet, the harvest mouse is always in low frequency and therefore surveys of avian raptor diet often do not quote Micromys as an item.
mystacinus (eastern broad-toothed field mouse), Micromys minutus (harvest mouse), Microtus levis (syn.
Mammals Rodents striped field mouse Apodemus agrarius yellow-necked mouse Apodemus flavicollis water vole Arvicola amphibious harvest mouse Micromys minutus field vole Microtus agrestis house mouse Mus musculus bank vole Myodes glareolus Siberian flying squirrel Pteromys volans brown rat Rattus norvegicus red squirrel Sciurus vulgaris Insectivores common shrew Sorex araneus Eurasian least shrew Sorex minutissimus Eurasian pygmy shrew Sorex minutus mole Talpa europaea Other mammals European hare Lepus europaeus rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus bat Chiroptera sp.
Antibodies were also detected in Apodemus sylvaticus, Microtus agrestis, Micromys minutis, captive-housed Cynomys ludovicianus, and Rattus norvegicus.
Species key: MMu, Mus musculus (house mouse); RN, Rattus norvegicus (brown or Norway rat); AS, Apodemus sylvaticus (wood mouse); MG, Myodes glarelous (bank vole); MA, Microtus agrestis (field vole); MMi, Micromys minutis (harvest mouse); CL, Cynomys ludovicianus (back-tailed prairie dog); SV, Sciurus vulgaris (red squirrel); SC, Sciurus carolensis (gray squirrel); NA, not available.