Mammal Identification

Wed May 23, 2012 7:56 pm

Need an animal ID? Post your pic here. \O

Re: Animal ID

Wed May 23, 2012 8:02 pm

Mountain Reedbuck?

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Taken in Mountain Zebra NP

Mountain Reedbuck again - or a grey rhebuck?

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Taken in Karoo NP

Re: Animal ID

Wed May 23, 2012 8:03 pm

Hi Mel,

I think you are right with the first one and the second one is Grey Rhebok.

Amount of white on belly of the first, white on tail with dark patch in centre and overall reddish hue to the upperparts, dark marks on back of ears.

The other two have less white underneath & on the tail, not as much black in the centre of the tail, much larger, pointier ears and overall colour of upperparts.

Re: Animal ID

Wed May 23, 2012 8:03 pm

The white belly or the lack thereof is what gave me the idea of mountain reedbuck / grey rhebuck.
Also the fluffy tail in the first pic. Alas, I don't any shot of a tail from the second antelope. But
the hde looks greyer than in the reedbuck.

Re: Animal ID

Wed May 23, 2012 8:07 pm

Leachy, sorry, not sure what it's real name is. :oops:

Maybe someone can help me with this one, I honestly am not sure about it.

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Wed May 23, 2012 8:08 pm

Hi Sprocky,

Looks like a Sharpe's Grysbok to me - the greyish markings on it's rump are quite distinctive.

Re: Animal ID

Wed May 23, 2012 8:08 pm

Thanks Dewi, that was what I thought as well, but the ear markings I have never noticed before. :-?

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Wed May 23, 2012 8:10 pm

Could anybody help me to ID this antelope. At first I thought it to be a Roan, but the horns are too straight ?????

The picture forms part of my Rietvlei Trip and I would want to use the correct name and not just : buck :lol:


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Re: Animal ID

Wed May 23, 2012 8:10 pm

Eland

Re: Animal ID

Wed May 23, 2012 8:11 pm

Thanks Ind .... I thought all eland was grey :oops: