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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Blue Duiker
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:23 pm 
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Nice one MM :dance: These boytjies are well cool. Don't you just love how they have only two modes:
Mode 1: Stopped (eating, sniffing etc.)
Mode 2: Sprinting like mad

There's no in between. One moment it would be completely relaxed and munching away and the next moment, at the flip of a switch, it would be dashing through the forest like a bullet. No walking, no trotting, no jogging. It's either stationary or full throttle. I love 'em.

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Blue Duiker
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Blue Duiker are quite common along the Natal coast - we even have them occasionally visit our garden here in Amanzimtoti.

Diet-wise – similar to Grey Duiker, they just love to browse on rose leaves – we have experienced this quite often.

I agree with “deefstes“ that they have only two gears – stationary and flat-out – that’s why we don’t have photos of them in our garden. They always surprise us with their presence at the most un-expected times and then there is no chance of going for a camera.


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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Blue Duiker
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On a visit to the Dlinza Forest two weeks ago I spotted my first Blue Duiker in the wild - they are soo tiny. not much bigger than my cat! These two were so relaxed, they were almost under our feet. A very special sighting!

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Blue Duiker
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Very special indeed naomi c
Stunning pics.

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Blue Duiker
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Lovely picture Naomi :thumbs_up:

I must admit, the tiny size completely floored me.

Does anyone know, how would the Suni comapre in terms of size?

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 Post subject: Blue Duiker
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Hi All,

I'm keen to know if anybody has spotted any Blue Duiker in KNP recently? I've heard rumours of recent sightings in the Balule area.

I've never spotted one of these tiny antelope in KNP. If they are to be found in KNP they they'll be a new addition to my December wish list. :think: :think:

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Duiker
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In the Balule area?

I thought they were forest antelope.
Have seen them a few times on the Natal north coast.
Never heard of them in Kruger? :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Blue Duiker
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The Blue Diuker's were chased out of Kruger by the Brown Hyena's Image

On a more serious note Riaanf31
I was very intrigued by the title of your post and immediately grabbed my reference books , none of them show the blue duiker with distribution in Kruger, but the Kruger holds many secrets :thumbs_up: Image you never know :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Duiker
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The only blue Duiker that I have ever seen was in Natal. I do think they shy away in forest territory.

I once saw a Sharpe's close to Balule, rather far south for these little antelope.

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Duiker
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Maybe in winter, a cold common duiker.

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forestgump wrote:
Maybe in winter, a cold common duiker.


:funny:

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Never seen a Blue Duiker in Kruger :hmz:

Isinkwe some or perhaps a few :? of us are firm believers of a Brown Hyena sighting one day :tongue: :) :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Duiker
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Haha,

You guys are brilliant. Clearly the person who saw this 'Blue Duiker' must've had too much Amarula in his morning coffee.

The African Black Unicorn still remains safely in top spot in my KNP wishlist.

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Duiker
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forestgump wrote:
Maybe in winter, a cold common duiker.


:funny: :funny:

I think Red Duiker have been seen in Kruger.
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