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 Post subject: Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)
Unread postPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 10:15 pm 
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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!!

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

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 Post subject: Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)
Unread postPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 7:13 pm 
Nonono!

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


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 Post subject: Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)
Unread postPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 7:12 pm 
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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?


Thick-tailed bushbaby:
- we saw two of them in front of the shop at Skukuza before sunset three weeks ago
- we also had two of them sitting on our dish rack at the Safari tents at Punda Maria

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 Post subject: Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)
Unread postPosted: 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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 Post subject: Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)
Unread postPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 1:20 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)
Unread postPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 8:33 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)
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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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 Post subject: Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:57 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Location of Rarer Sightings (Antelope)
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:14 am 
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@ 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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 Post subject: Re: Rare antelope sightings
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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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 Post subject: Re: Rare antelope sightings
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Saw this beauty on the northern portion of the S36 ... Part of a 7 strong herd ... Beautiful in the flesh

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 Post subject: Re: Rare antelope sightings
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Saw these guys on the southern tip of the S50 ... They had a baby with them which must have been but a few weeks old!

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