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The jungle cat's head-and-body length is typically between 59 and 76 cm. This cat stands nearly 36 cm at shoulder and weighs 2 to 16 kg. The face is long and narrow, with a white muzzle. The large, pointed ears, 4.5 to 8 cm in length and reddish brown on the back, are set close together; a small tuft of black hairs, nearly 15 mm long, emerges from the tip of both ears. The eyes have yellow irides and elliptical pupils; white lines can be seen around the eye. Dark lines run from the corner of the eyes down the sides of the nose and a dark patch marks the nose.
The coat, sandy, reddish brown or grey, is uniformly coloured and lacks spots. Dark-tipped hairs cover the body, giving the cat a speckled appearance. The belly is generally lighter than the rest of the body and the throat is pale. The fur is denser on the back compared to the underparts.
It occurs in the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, central and Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka and in southern China. The jungle cat inhabits places with adequate water and dense vegetation, such as swamps, wetlands, littoraland riparian areas, grasslands and shrub. It is common in agricultural lands, such as fields of bean and sugarcane, across its range, and has often been sighted near human settlements. As reeds and tall grasses are typical of its habitat.
The jungle cat is typically diurnal and hunts throughout the day. Its activity tends to decrease during the hot noon hours. It rests in burrows, grass thickets and scrubs. It often sunbathes on winter days. They are solitary in nature; territories are maintained by urine sprayingand scent marking; some males have been observed rubbing their cheeks on objects to mark them.
Primarily a carnivore, the jungle cat prefers small mammals such as gerbils, hares and rodents. It also hunts birds, fish, frogs, insects and small snakes. The jungle cat hunts by stalking its prey, followed by a sprint or a leap; the sharp ears help in pinpointing the location of prey.