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Unread postby Katja » Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:24 pm

I only saw reedbuck once in Kruger (May 2005).

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Unread postby christo » Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:48 pm

I usually bump into them between Berg & Dal & Lower Sabie. It was the first mammal I ever saw in KNP, at Mestel dam. I never saw them in that area again in all the years I've been to Kruger.
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Unread postby bwana » Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:11 pm

Behind Muntshe mountain like a coconut. If the grass is long then its a bit of a struggle but there are a good few there.
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Unread postby bert » Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:31 pm

Saw one late afternoon on the H11 behind the turnof at Lake Panic

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Unread postby Johann » Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:58 am

Like Bwana said the Muntshe area of the H10 is quite good. Have seen them around there a few times over the years.

Latest were three at Muntshe waterhole last year September.
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Unread postby bwana » Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:43 pm

Wild about cats wrote:Hi,

Saw one at Sabie River fighting a bushbuck. It was special from a distance, but you could see nothing on the camera-the road was blocked.


Wow.!! That must have been exciting. I would have backed the bushbuck to win!
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Unread postby Wild about cats » Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:37 pm

It did...

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Unread postby Peter Betts » Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:42 pm

zeedoc wrote:Their is a resident reedbuck that can be seen from the hide at the malelane sun hotel - I have only seen reedbuck twice -both at this hide a year apart - both at night

I saw a Mountain Reedbuck on a nightride near malelane
and once on a nightride in lapalala

They seem to be ac tive mainly at night


They are active in the day as well ...plentiful around P Kop and Stolznek (Wolhuter Trail ) There was another one that was there for years at Babalala Picnic Spot but one year he was gone....??
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Unread postby MarkWildDog » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:56 pm

Southern Reedbuck: (Redunca arundinum)

Ger: GroBer Riedbock
Fre: Redunca grande
Afr: Rietbok
Nde, Zul: Umziki
Xho: Intlangu
Set: Sebugatla
Swa: Inhlangu
Tsh: Davhu

Mass: 50-95 kg
Shoulder Height: 0,65-1,05 m
Taill length: 25 cm
Life-span: +/- 10 yrs
Main Predators: Lion, leopard, wild dog, spotted hyaena & cheetah.
Other Predators: Crocodile, large snakes
Young also fall prey to: Serval, jackals & eagles

ID Pointers:
- White, bushy underside of tail prominent when fleeing.
- Dark line on front faces of forelegs.
- Ram has forward-curved horns

Description:
- Medium-sized
- Uniformly brown or greyish-fawn upperparts, head & neck slightly paler.
- Underparts & underside of tail are white.
- Vertical black stripe on forward-facing area of front legs.
- Ears broad, rounded and white on inner surface.
Scent Glands: Beneath ears and ingunial.
Senses: very good sight, hearing & smell.
Horns: Only rams have horns. They curve forward, are partially ridged for two thirds of length, smooth tips. Length: 30-45 cm.

Distribution in KNP:
Malelane/ Berg-En-Dal areas; Lower Sabie/Tshokwane areas; Satara/Orpen areas; Mopani/Shingwedzi/Punda Maria areas.

Habitat:
Tall grass, reed beds colse to water.

Behaviour:
In pairs & family parties. Emit frequent whistling communications.

Food:
Predominantly grazers, but also browse.

Reproduction:
Single fawn of 4,5 kg is born after a gestation of 220 days. Remains hidden for 2 months in dense grass/vegetation.

Sources used: Field Guide to mammals of the Kruger National Park- Heike Schutze & Field Guide to the larger mammals of Africa

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Reedbuck

Unread postby ice » Sat Oct 13, 2007 3:34 pm

Is this a bushbuck?

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Unread postby Peter Betts » Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:54 pm

This is a very nice pic of a reedbuck very young male Ice. Bushbuck are DARK brown to almost black and have lovely Chevron markings across their neck and nose.
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Unread postby Muhammad » Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:30 pm

commonly seen around Mlondozi,Muntshe area.this seen at Hillside Waterhole
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Unread postby Elsa » Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:47 am

Can anyone please tell me if they think these 2 Reedbuck are the same variety, ie is one a Mountain Reed buck and the other the Common or are they both the same?
We saw them in two different locations in Kruger.

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Unread postby Jeanus » Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:08 am

Both are Southern Reedbuck (sometimes called Common)
2 reasons - the horns are longer and more widly spread than the mountain and note the dark line down the frount legs in both pictures - this is absent in the mountain reedbuck.
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Unread postby Elsa » Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:09 am

Thanks very much Jeanus. :D
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