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Axis deer spotted This axis deer, also known as spotted deer, did some spotting on its own as looked into the lens of my camera at Yala National Park Asia,Axis axis ceylonensis,Geotagged,Sri Lanka,Sri Lankan axis deer,Summer,Yala National Park Click/tap to enlarge

Axis deer spotted

This axis deer, also known as spotted deer, did some spotting on its own as looked into the lens of my camera at Yala National Park

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The Sri Lankan axis deer or Ceylon spotted deer is a subspecies of axis deer that inhabits only Sri Lanka. The name chital is not used in Sri Lanka. Its validity is disputed, and some maintain that the axis deer is monotypic .

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
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Uploaded Feb 1, 2015. Captured Jul 17, 2013 06:01 in Udaniwasa Mawatha, Kataragama, Sri Lanka.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/400s
  • ISO400
  • 200mm