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Unread postby Nico » Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:29 pm

In this little video, you see a mother with her calf working on their bonding. I filmed this in Letaba camp. :wink:

[video]http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=tiMJXjV3Y6g[/video]
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Unread postby Liam » Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:49 am

Always see them at Lake Panic without fail.
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Unread postby Liam » Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:45 pm

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In front of Protea Hotel, just outside Kruger Gate.
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:31 pm

Liam wrote:Always see them at Lake Panic without fail.
Me too - except Jan 2 this year there was too much water for them.
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Unread postby Henk » Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:34 pm

Saw this guy in Addo last week
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Re: Antelope: Bushbuck

Unread postby african_wild_cat » Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:03 am

gwendolen wrote:bushbuck are usually single, sometimes in pairs or in small groups of ewes and lambs.


Could this perhaps be a regional thing? We used to have about 30 or so bushbuck living within a 20km radius from our house in the Eastern Cape and apart from old bulls, I have rarely seen a bushbuck on his/her own. Always in little family groups or a ram and ewe (sometimes one ram with two ewes) and if we were lucky they had young ones with them. So, I've never really thought of them as solitary creatures. Is it possible for a species to socialize differently in different geographical areas or is this just coincidence?

We were also lucky enough to see some bushbuck on our front lawn at night on a couple of occasions. And we have an old colour slide of a confused bushbuck wandering between the houses in broad daylight. It found its way into the bush eventually... after being supplied with a road map and a strict lecture on the dangers of the suburban jungle... :wink:
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:11 am

I have seen quite a lot of bush buck along the Garden Route in recent years. Hopefully the senseless hunting of them will stop around there to allow them to continue to flourish in numbers.
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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread postby basde_vos » Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:03 pm

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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Re: Antelope: Bushbuck

Unread postby Knapie » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:03 pm

Kanniedood dam in August

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Re: Antelope: Bushbuck

Unread postby ice » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:05 am

on one of my recent night drives from satara the guide mentioned that bushbuck are one of the rare antilopes that eat carrion...never heard this before...truth or myth?

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Re: Antelope: Bushbuck

Unread postby Tom124 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:56 pm

Hi Ice,

IMHO, I find that hard to believe. Having never heard of it before and having just looked it up, it seems to be very very wrong!
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Re: Antelope: Bushbuck

Unread postby bishop3006 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:06 pm

Bushbuck? Can't remember that I've read this yet... Will have ot take a look in my books tonight, but Imberbe or some of the others should be able to answer readily. I do know that duiker will readily take small birds and things if they get them while grazing/browsing. They also quite easily eat faeces that are around - which is why it is not a good idea to eat the meat from duiker from around human, especially informal, settlements.

But bushbuck...? :hmz:
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Re: Antelope: Bushbuck

Unread postby Richprins » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:53 pm

Hey, ice, and bishop3006!


I don't think any antelope "regularly" eats carrion, for a start!

The duiker family alone has been reported to be "omnivorous" in Africa, as far as I know, with similar small relatives around the world doing the same to a lesser or greater degree!

That's all I know!

(See the "Roan Antelope" thread for more input regarding the guides...)

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Antelope: Bushbuck

Unread postby Aat » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:15 am

A small contribution to the Bushbuck section.

Photographed this nice male with a female close to Shingwedzi.

The male:
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the female:
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On the road from Red Rocks to Shingwedzi and from Shingwedzi to Kanniedood dam we have seen different Bushbuck and Nyala's. Mainly hiding in the bush and not always good visible for making photo's but these ones offered me some moments of posing after promising them to be on the WWW for a long time... they believed me :lol:

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Re: Antelope: Bushbuck

Unread postby Richprins » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:31 pm

Stunning, Aat!

Just to go back to Liam's pic from 2008, 11 posts up, I think that's actually a female Nyala...regularly found in that area...?


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