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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.  <br />
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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&#039;s.   Common duiker,Geotagged,Namibia,Spring,Sylvicapra grimmia,behavior,eat,funny,markings Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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.

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  1. Fantastic mammal intro, a rarity! Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy ... funny how the name calls it "Common". I never did get that. The same with the "Common" Impala. Posted 6 years ago
      1. I think it usually means there's similar looking related species or sub species, but yes, in a way it's somewhat insulting to the species :) Posted 6 years ago

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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.

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
Species identified by Living Wild
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Uploaded Feb 4, 2015. Captured Oct 31, 2013 09:09 in D2874, Namibia.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  • f/7.1
  • 1/256s
  • ISO100
  • 500mm