Head & body length: 180-240mm
Tail length: 140-195mm
Weight: (M) 240-360g (M) 220-350g
Sexes similar, winter coat deep red to brown, grey, almost black above, thick red-brown ear tufts, dense tail, underside pale, white or cream. Summer coat reddish brown or chestnut above, ear tufts small or absent, tail thin, chestnut to creamy white.
Habitat: Mainly found in boreal coniferous forests, also Broad-leaved woodland
Active all year, onset of daily activity related to sunrise.