Indian fox, also called the Bengal fox, is the smallest wild canid in India. It is found across large parts of western, central and peninsular India. Indian fox can be distinguished from the morphologically similar desert fox based on its black tail-tip. Indian foxes live in grasslands and agricultural fields, with a diet consisting of rodents and birds.
Population Trend: decreasing IUCN • least concern CITES • appendix III WLPA • schedule II
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• Habitats •
DRY OPEN HABITATS
TROPICAL DRY FORESTS
• Distribution •
Estimated occupancy of Indian foxes across taluks/tehsils in India
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Conservation score: 49 | Grade: D
Indian foxes occupy <40% of their potential habitats in India, with populations likely on the decline. The main threats they face may be habitat loss and competition with free-ranging/domestic dogs.