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Re: Antelope: Waterbuck

Unread postby Tom124 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:14 pm

Hi all!

Waterbuck were seen 1 TIME at SATARA cam today

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Re: Antelope: Waterbuck

Unread postby michaelpr » Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:54 pm

Do waterbuck always have white circle on their backside? Here in a zoo in the Netherlands I say waterbuck with only a white 'fade' on their backside, so no circle! Do these come from other parts of Africa?

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Re: Antelope: Waterbuck

Unread postby Tom124 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:32 pm

Hi Michael,

Sorry about the delay. This is certainly an interesting question. Common waterbuck always have a white ring on their rump. However, as some waterbuck are introduced or cross-bred naturally in the wild, certain characterisitics will change.
Thus, some waterbuck won't have a white ring :D
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Re: Antelope: Waterbuck

Unread postby RUMURUTI » Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:33 pm

Hi michaelpr,
I've seen waterbuck throughout all East, West and Central African national parks and all had the white circle on their backsides.
It is also true that those found in certain areas have a very marked circle and dark fur while those in the semi-desert zones have a very faded one and also tend to have clear fur.
It really differs from area to area and depends a lot on both genetics and adaptation to the environment.
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Re: Antelope: Waterbuck

Unread postby michaelpr » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:44 pm

Thanks for your answers. This is the one I was talking about:
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Re: Antelope: Waterbuck

Unread postby Richprins » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:46 pm

Hey, Michael!

The subspecies in question is the Defassa waterbuck, which would have provided some zoo specimens...

All the rest have pretty clearly defined rings! :wink:

The Defassa Waterbuck is a subspecies (Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa) in which the ring on the rump is solid white. The Defassa Waterbuck are found west of the Great Rift Valley, ranging from Ethiopia west to Senegal, while the Ellipsen Waterbuck occur in south-east Africa, east of the Great Rift Valley.

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Re: Antelope: Waterbuck

Unread postby michaelpr » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:46 pm

Oh thanks RP! That explains it :)

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Re: Antelope: Waterbuck

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Re: Antelope: Waterbuck

Unread postby Toko » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:54 am

Waterbuck in the water:

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Re: Antelope: Waterbuck

Unread postby adw » Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:00 pm

The Waterbuck is a firm favourite of mine. Their coats always appear immuculate. Some of the males really do have impressive horns I am posting photos of a male and female to try demonstrate what I mean.
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and here is the male.
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Re: Antelope: Waterbuck

Unread postby Pumbaa » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:52 pm

Beautiful pictures, adw :clap: :clap: :clap:

I do love waterbucks also very much :thumbs_up:

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Re: Antelope: Waterbuck

Unread postby Wild about cats » Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:40 pm

Cute :tongue:

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Re: Antelope: Waterbuck

Unread postby Richprins » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:26 pm

Hey, adw!

Here's a rather similar pic, at Vutomi Dam! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Antelope: Waterbuck

Unread postby ndloti » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:05 am

Looked like a good set of horns ? East of Kannidood Dam a week ago .

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Re: Antelope: Waterbuck

Unread postby adw » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:24 pm

Hey Richprins, I am sure it is the same male as the photo I took was also at Vutome Dam :) :wink:
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