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 Post subject: Re: ID of Blue Duiker(?)
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:56 pm 
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Defender Ou

Most definitely not blue duiker, but klipspringer. Just look at their stance as well - really appears to be standing just on the tips of their hooves. If you had looked at or taken photos of the tracks you'd see that it is basically just a little round dot in the sand instead of a pointed hoof like you see with other antelope. Allows them to really run around on the rocks where baboons need walking aids...

Quite a nice sighting, I must admit. Another clue is the insides of the ears. I'll have ot look carefully at the books tonight, but if I remember correctly those black-and-white marking in the ear is also characteristic.

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 Post subject: klip or dikdik
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Hi

For me its very difficult to determine the differance between a dikdik and a klipspringer. Can anybody help?
what's this?
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 Post subject: Re: klip or dikdik
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That is a Damara Dik-dik, and you probably did not see it in KNP nor in S.A. but in Namibia. They do not naturally occur in S.A.

The nose is unmistakably Dik-dik.

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Can anyone identify this mammal? Looks like a young bushbaby to me.
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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Hi all,

Who can help me id the following animals. From a distance (before seeing the pic on my pc) I thought it were either Kudu (but too little stripes on the sides?) or common reedbuck (but shape of ears wrong). So I don't know.

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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basde vos, these are Water buck :D

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Hi,

Can someone confirm female bushbuck for me? Or do I misinterpret stripes and dots?

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Hi basde vos,

This looks like a female Nyala, they are very similar looking. The Bushbuck is
a bit smaller and the stipes are not as obvious. The Nyala also have longer
legs and are built more like a Kudu.

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Thanks Siobain.

Looked up some pics online and completely agree with you!

In the meanwhile got a new for you (I'm working through my holiday pics). It's got kind of the shape of an Eland. However in my memory this animal was way smaller. No more than 100 cm high I think. I could be mistake however.

Spotted in Golden Gate NP.

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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That is Eland! :thumbs_up:

And I very much doubt that they were only 100cm. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Thanks!

I probably misjudged the distances ... happens in mountains :P

Could you confirm Mountain Reedbuck / Rooiribbok for me? Also in Golden Gate.

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Siobain wrote:
Hi basde vos,

This looks like a female Nyala, they are very similar looking. The Bushbuck is
a bit smaller and the stipes are not as obvious. The Nyala also have longer
legs and are built more like a Kudu.


Then this would be a female bushbuck, based on the previous quote?

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Basde- It is deffinatly a female Bushbuck :wink:

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