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Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)

Unread postby johanrebel » Thu May 05, 2011 9:52 pm

Sjambokpod wrote:Southern Mountain Reedbuck can be regularly seen in the long grass around Shawu No 3 windmill on S50.
Saw a male there on a 42°C afternoon last November, right in the open. No long grass anywhere around. I assume, by the way, that you mean Southern Reedbuck. Mountain Reedbuck I have seen walking in the southern Lebombo Mountains, east of Mpanamana Dam.

Sjambokpod wrote:Ptretorius Kop is a good area as well.
Indeed, I can recall night drives with reedbuck on every corner.

chas wrote:If you want to see Reedbuck you travel between Satara and Olifants on the H1-4 . There are 2 ewes and 1 ram always in the same spot. They hang around the Ngotso river when you cross the bridge. Seen them for the last 3 years.
I can recall seeing reedbuck there (together with lion, by the way) as far back as the early 90s

There is also plenty of reedbuck along the H10, but only easily seen after veld fires.

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Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)

Unread postby johanrebel » Thu May 05, 2011 10:03 pm

Shi wrote:Eland a very special sighting on the Pafuri private concession
When the Ana Trees (Faidherbia albida) start dropping their pods, the local eland spread out, especially along the Luvuvhu where these trees are common. Can, with a bit of luck, been seen from Luvuvhu bridge at such times.

At other times, they hang out in one or two big herds. Largest number I've seen together, on the Limpopo floodplain, was either 58 or 64 (don't have the checklist to hand at the moment).

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Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)

Unread postby johanrebel » Thu May 05, 2011 10:15 pm

shortcourse wrote:Let's state what animal and where sighted so people can have an idea as to where they need to look for these hard to find animals!!

Hartebeest
Only one ever, on Napi Pad near PK. It was hanging out with a herd of Impala.

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Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)

Unread postby Richprins » Fri May 06, 2011 12:11 pm

Hello, Lowveldboy!

I think your suni was a young Grysbok!

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Suni are really tiny and have much smaller ears and more white underneath! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Fri May 06, 2011 2:01 pm

Richprins where did you see that suni? :shock:
Its right next to a fence!
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Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)

Unread postby Richprins » Fri May 06, 2011 7:13 pm

Nonono!

It's just an internet pic, from Natal, I think! :redface:

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Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)

Unread postby Andreas_79 » Sat May 07, 2011 7:12 pm

I am not sure if this is an Oribi (seen along the S50):

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The horns are not ridged at the base as mentioned in my guidebook (Carruther´s "The Wildlife of Southern Africa") and unfortunately we couldn´t see the tail.
Can anyone confirm?


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- we also had two of them sitting on our dish rack at the Safari tents at Punda Maria
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Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)

Unread postby Richprins » Sun May 08, 2011 11:21 am

Hello, Andreas!

That is a beautiful specimen of a steenbuck male. :thumbs_up:


Below is an oribi! (NOT in Kruger! :) )



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Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)

Unread postby Andreas_79 » Sun May 08, 2011 1:20 pm

Hi richprins,

thanks for the photo - but a few things keep me still confused:
- the horns seem to be too long for a steenbuck (usually the horns are shorter than the ears)
- the ears aren´t marked on the inside
- he is pale on the sides of face, above the eyes and on throat (like an oribi looks like according to the guidebook)

And he looks different to the one on the following photo:

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So are there any subspecies of steenbucks? Or is it really that difficult to distinguish between different species from time to time? Or is it obvious and it is just me who cannot see the differences? 8)

(maybe i should post in the mammal section now as here is only asked for location of rare species?)
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Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)

Unread postby G@mespotter » Mon May 09, 2011 8:33 am

EDIT: I have seen 7 Eland, a herd of Tsessebe and a single Lichtenstein Hartebees at Tihongonyeni waterhole along the S143 (Tropic of Capricorn Loop) near Mopanie all in one sighting!

Proof....

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My FIRST EVER sighting of Eland in Kruger :thumbs_up:
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Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)

Unread postby Andreas_79 » Mon May 09, 2011 11:30 am

Wow, excellent sighting, G@mespotter. Lucky you. :thumbs_up:

But.............don´t you mean the Tihongonyeni waterhole along the S143 (Tropic of Capricorn Loop)? The S114 is in the South.
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Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)

Unread postby Mama fariu » Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:57 pm

My hubby and I saw a Suni way up north, looked very much like Richprins picture. Then we went on a night drive, and told the people we had Suni that day, a couple of them said Suni don't occur in the Kruger. I was definately not a Steenbok, of a Grysbok!!! It was being very secretive and as I was going to take a pic gone :naughty: :naughty:

Richprins we are going to the Kruger in September where would you suggest that we stay in order to see Eland, we have not seen them for like 20 years, last time was at Elandskuil :huh: ! Keep well, Mama Faru

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Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)

Unread postby Dabchick » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:14 am

@ Mama fariu

I've seen Eland (and Tsessebe) a couple of times on the tar road between Shingwedzi and the turnoff to Sirheni. Late afternoon drinking water at one of the waterholes on that road. So either of those two camps should be a good option.

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Re: Rare antelope sightings

Unread postby Petro Rossouw » Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:34 pm

We saw these Lichtenstein's on our way to Pafuri from Shingwedzi on the 8th of September.

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And the one with the funny horns.

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Re: Rare antelope sightings

Unread postby Flyingsailor » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:26 pm

Saw this beauty on the northern portion of the S36 ... Part of a 7 strong herd ... Beautiful in the flesh

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