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 Post subject: Is this Riverine Rabbit?
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:02 pm 
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It took this picture in September 2008 in Karoo NP, during the last rays of daylight.

I just recently processed it, and posted on another forum, where some discussion about the ID is taking place. Can somebody here confirm if this is, or is not Riverine Rabbit, one of the most endangered mammals in the world.

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 Post subject: Re: Is this Riverine Rabbit?
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:10 pm 
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Hello Olli,

I am certainly not an expert on Rabbits, but I think this could be a Scrub Hare, the tail seems to be white when I zoom in slightly, but I could be wrong. :hmz:

I am however sure that the more clued up forumites will ID the rabbit/hare accurately soon enough.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this Riverine Rabbit?
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No, it is not the Riverine Rabbit. Easy way to tell ... look at the white tail ... Riverine does not have a white tail.

It is either the Scrub hare or the Cape hair. Difficult to tell which one from this photo.

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 Post subject: Re: Is this Riverine Rabbit?
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Thanks both!

Good that I didn't sent this yet to any competition with boasting title. 8)

Also looks like I have one more reason to return to Karoo (and other great parks in SA). :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Is this Riverine Rabbit?
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:33 pm 
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I do believe that there rests an onus on you to go and take that picture of the Riverine Rabbit, to show your friends the difference. Don't take too long now :naughty: .... :wink: :D

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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is this a reedbuck?

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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with regard to the discussion before: this is not an albino buffalo then, correct?!

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Mountain reed-buck and leucistic buffalo. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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:thumbs_up: for both. Man, have to look hard to not say that's a cow! As in cattle, beef! Where was it taken? And the mountain reedbuck - that's a nice photo of one!

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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bishop3006 wrote:
:thumbs_up: for both. Man, have to look hard to not say that's a cow! As in cattle, beef! Where was it taken? And the mountain reedbuck - that's a nice photo of one!


it is a buffalo, one among a big herd of others...I just chose a picture where she is alone :D


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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:54 pm 
Hey, ice!

The first one is a common or Southern Reedbuck, just with very thick developing horns.

The Buff looks Damn close to albino..a lot of pink around the snout and ears!

Looks like old pics, and not necessarily Kruger? :?

Maybe Botswana? Or further afield? :hmz:


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 Post subject: Black or White Rhinos
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Hello lovely forumites :D

Please can anyone help me identify these two rhino's? I simply cannot tell the difference between white and black rhino...

I have other pics of this first one - if it's not clear. I'm thinking this is most likely white rhino as there were three of them in the group:

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This next one has a very square mouth...

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Any help would be truly appreciated... thanks! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Black or White Rhinos
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White Rhino, but great sighting. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Black or White Rhinos
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Hi Melrockson, both of them are white rhino. The square mouths and the humps on their backs are a give away! The white rhino is a grazing and the first one is doing exactly that. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Black or White Rhinos
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Thanks for the quick replies Scipio & TheunsH... thought as much, but that little (hopeful) voice in the back of my head told me to ask :D


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