Unusual features/differences from similar
Smaller then the grysbok.
Colour is more red red than the grysbok and coat is sprinkled
with white wheras thereare is no white speckles in steenbok, oribi or
red duiker. The tail is short and the same colour as the body
whereas the tail is black on
top in oribi. There are no false hooves on the hind legs
like in the in the grysbok.
Visible Male/Female Differences
Only males bear horns. Females are slightly larger and have two pairs of nipples between the hind legs.
Habitat and Distribution
Dense growth and grass in the northeast of the
Avoids thick, pure grass.
Mainly browses, but also eats some grass, fruit and berries.
Single fawns are born throughout the year after a gestation of
Behavior and Habits
Solitary, shy and secretive. Live in pairs or females with lambs.
Mainly nocturnal but also active at dawn and dusk. Lies concealed in thick cover. If closely
approached it moves off in a slinking run whereas duikers
bound and steenbok sprint with
Dung and Field sign
Pellets of 1 cm
long, tapered at one end, blunt at the other. Large middens up to 1 m across and 10 cm