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Antelope: Mountain Reedbuck

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Mountain reedbuck

Unread postby Meinfam » Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:09 pm

Mountain Reedbuck

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Unread postby bwana » Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:11 pm

Hi Meinfam, that is a Common Reedbuck. Very nice sighting though!
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Unread postby MarkWildDog » Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:10 am

bwana wrote:Hi Meinfam, that is a Common Reedbuck. Very nice sighting though!


Stunning pic Meinfam, yes it is infact a Common Reedbuck.

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Unread postby Nico » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:05 pm

To see the Video, go to Reedbuck. It wasn,t a Mountain Reedbuck but a Southern Reedbuck in the video, so I changed the video. :wink:
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Unread postby Elsa » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:35 pm

Thats a great video Nico, and I must admit to also having difficulty in determining the Mountain or Southern/Common Reedbuck. :?
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Unread postby Liam » Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:59 am

Nico,

In your video I would say that it is the Common Reedbuck because of it's size. Mountain Reedbuck are between an Oribi and Bushbuck in size and the antelope in your video is way to big. The common Reedbuck is about the size of the Impala.

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Unread postby Richprins » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:08 pm

Those are young Common Reedbuck, Nico!

Less shaggy coats, already bigger horns, and the more distinctive patches of skin under the ears!

They are quite "common" in that area! :lol:

Nice group, though!

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Unread postby Liam » Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:18 am

Common Reedbuck=Southern Reedbuck. Same Antelope!

There are about 400 in the park and are actually quite often seen around Muntshe so don't be surprised that you saw them there Nico! :)

Mountain Reedbuck are a lot rarer and are only seen around BnD and the Malelane Mountain Bushveld.
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Unread postby Nico » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:44 am

Thanks guys, this animal is confusing because in the Kruger Mamals book, the Southern Reedbuck pic is totally different from the Reedbuck I had filmed so they were more look alike the Mountain Reedbuck. I will change it in Common Reedbuck.Thanks. :wink:
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Unread postby johanrebel » Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:41 pm

MarkWildDog wrote:WOW! DQ that sighting really needs to be recorded because in most of my field guides they said that Mountain Reedbuck were only found in the Berg-en-dal/ Pretoriuskop areas.


I, too, have seen Mountain Reedbuck when walking in the Lebombos, so they definitely do occur there.

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Re: Antelope: Mountain Reedbuck

Unread postby Richprins » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:38 pm

Has anyone seen these antelope in the Pretoriuskop Area!? :shock:

Borderline says he saw a female and two youngsters on the lower slopes of Shabeni over New Year's, but I think he's lying!

On the other hand, he has ample experience of these animals from his brother's farm elsewhere in the country!? :shock:

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Re: Antelope: Mountain Reedbuck

Unread postby Safrica » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:46 am

back in `98 the last animal we saw before driving out of KNP was a mountain reedbuck...
must have been close to malelane gate (or was it numbi?) :hmz:
but i´m quite sure we drove out of the park at malelane
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Re: Antelope: Mountain Reedbuck

Unread postby SamoesaWoestyn » Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:58 am

Hi all

There is a mountain here in the estate that we are staying at. Last year one afternoon we saw 2 antelopes half way up the mountain. We got the binoculars and realized it were mountain reedbucks but we were not 100% sure of it because it was so far from our house.

This morning me and my brother (aka Zapman) took on the mountain in search of our reedbucks. After an hour of intense climbing, we saw them but they ran off immediately. But we followed them and after some patience and sneaking we had a quick glimpse of them before they took the road again. And they had a young one with them!!!

Now we know that there are definitely 3 Mountain Reedbucks here in our neighborhood. What a great thought!!!

And as usual, I took my camera with...

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This was only the second time I saw them in almost a year and half’s time!! They are indeed very shy!!
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Re: Antelope: Mountain Reedbuck

Unread postby Zapman » Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:17 am

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Re: Antelope: Mountain Reedbuck

Unread postby Mike1916 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:27 am

Wow you are so lucky SamoesaWoestyn :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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