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



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Always see them at Lake Panic without fail.

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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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Saw this guy in Addo last week
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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Bushbuck
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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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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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 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: Antelope: Bushbuck
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Kanniedood dam in August

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Bushbuck
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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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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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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Bushbuck
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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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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Bushbuck
Unread postPosted: 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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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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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Bushbuck
Unread postPosted: 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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