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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
Unread postPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 10:33 am 
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I haven´t heard of a dark spot beneath the ear before - so thanks for the info, Toko. :thumbs_up:

But what about the four points mentioned in my guidebook?

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Unread postPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 7:00 am 
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I'm sorry, for some strange reason the last three of the links don't seem to be working anymore; they were, however, working when I wrote my inquiry last night; anyway I've gone the extra way and started to put them up on youtube

blesboks?




common duiker?




grey duiker?




young male bushbuck?




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Unread postPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 7:14 pm 
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Ice,

Video 1. Blesbok
Video 2. Springbok
Video 3. Grey or Common Duiker
Video 4. Male Bushbuck

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
Unread postPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 8:24 pm 
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That little guy is a Springbok, just a melanistic springbok. Melanism is when the black pigment dominates and the animal is almost pure black


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ross hawkins wrote:
That little guy is a Springbok, just a melanistic springbok. Melanism is when the black pigment dominates and the animal is almost pure black


I always thought melanism is the opposite; for example I once saw a pure white African buffalo...

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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That would be Leucism where dark pigment is absent and the animal is almost white in color, but the eyes and legs are still dark

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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ross hawkins wrote:
That would be Leucism where dark pigment is absent and the animal is almost white in color, but the eyes and legs are still dark

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got you - and then there is albinism?!


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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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grey duiker


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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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I've checked the mammal list as published in the "Official Information Guide" and, looking at the colour and size of this size, came up with only one possible conclusion: common duiker - correct?



spotted on the Upper Dune Road, KTP, about a month ago

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
Unread postPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 1:49 pm 
Hello, ice!

I think it's a steenbok!


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at first I thought so, too - but don't you think it looks too big for a steenbok, especially at the end, when it's running away?


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Yup Steenbok. The ears are a dead give away. Grey Duiker would be much bigger than this guy and the head of the Duiker is a little longer in profile


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ross hawkins wrote:
Yup Steenbok. The ears are a dead give away. Grey Duiker would be much bigger than this guy and the head of the Duiker is a little longer in profile


ok...although, afaik, in KTP there are no grey duikers anyway, that's why I was guessing it could be a common duiker


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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Hello Ice,
The Grey and the Common Duiker are the same animal :wink:


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MichaelWildtuin wrote:
Hello Ice,
The Grey and the Common Duiker are the same animal :wink:


oops...how embarassing...I was confusing them with reedbucks where I believe the common one is reddish and the mountain reedbuck is grey...


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