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Maxwell Duiker

Cephalophus maxwellii

Description:

They grow to 30 inches in length with a typical shoulder height of 14.5–16 inches (35 centimetres) and weigh around 11 pounds (5 kilogrammes). Its coat is either grey-brown or grey, with a white underbelly and white markings on its face. However, there have been some rare occurrences of pale bluish, nearly purple coats.

Habitat:

rainforest

Notes:

This duiker was part of a pair who had become slightly accustomed to the area around the ranger station at Ankasa reserve in southwestern Ghana.

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8 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 2 years ago

Thanks again ceherzog and thank you Luis.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 2 years ago

Well done Dan, great first spotting

ceherzog
ceherzog 2 years ago

Well Dan, I must say you chose a species few people have seen...I haven't looked at each of you spottings but Mr. Blue Eyes is a treat!

dandoucette
dandoucette 2 years ago

Thanks Carol, Cindy and Claire. It was so cool to be able to see these wild animals up close. Claire,I choose this as my first spotting because it was a good photo of an animal I thought might be unfamiliar to some and I wanted to share it. I'm proud to say it is still the only spot of this species on Noah.

ceherzog
ceherzog 2 years ago

wow Dan!, what an exotic first spotting!

Wonderful shot! My family became attached to some Duiker's at our local zoo. How wonderful you were able to see and feed wild ones!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 2 years ago

They are wonderful animals.

dandoucette
dandoucette 3 years ago

I added more photos to this spotting.

Atebubu, Ghana

Lat: 7.95, Long: -1.02

Spotted on Nov 11, 2004
Submitted on Apr 10, 2011

Spotted for mission

Reference

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