Common Duiker - Elusive and Shy
This image shows a Common Duiker ram chewing on a Camel Thorn tree pod, a very nutritious and delicious hard shelled pod full of nutritious and tasty flesh.
As the description entails, this small antelope is very shy and elusive, remaining still (similar to the Steenbok). In all aspects, the Duiker can easily be confused with the Steenbok. The Duiker is a bit larger, lighter in color and the black marking on its nose runs a bit further onto the face than the Steenbok's.
The common duiker, ''Sylvicapra grimmia'', also known as the grey or bush duiker, is a small antelope with small horns found in west, central, east, and southern Africa- essentially everywhere in Africa south of the Sahara, excluding the Horn of Africa and the rainforests of the central and western parts of the continent. Generally, they are found in habitats with sufficient vegetation cover to allow them to hide—savanna and hilly areas, including the fringes of human settlements.