Red Duiker - Cepholophus natalensis

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Afrikaans Rooiduiker 
Zulu Umsumpe Venda Phithi
R.W. Min 2" Max 4"
S.C.I Min 8" Max 12" Measurement Method 1

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Tracks
3 cm

Distribution

Dung
1 cm
Tapered at one end and hollow at the other
Deposited in middens

Unusual features/differences from similar animals

The body is red and not speckled while the body is speckled with white in grysbok and Sharpe's grysbok. A tapered tuft of long hair grows on the top of the head whereas no tuft exists in grysbok and Sharpe's grysbok.

Visible Male/Female Differences

Females have two pairs of nipples between their hind legs. 

Habitat and Distribution

Forest, thickets, thickly wooded ravines and dense coastal bush.

Diet

A browser. Also eats freshly fallen leaves, fruit and pods.

Reproduction

Single lambs are born at any time of year after a gestation of 210 days. Lifespan 8-9 years.

Behavior and Habits

Solitary or in pairs, females with a lamb, or pairs with a lamb. Most active in the mid-morning, late afternoon and early evening. Inactive at night. Home ranges in males 3-9,5 ha. Avoids predators by freezing and dashing away when closely approached.

Sounds

Nasal whistle when alarmed and a loud bleat when distressed. Also makes a loud "chee-chee" sound.

Dung and Field sign

Dung pellets are 0,5 cm long, tapered at one end and hollow at the other. Deposited in middens.

 



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