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black buck

Antilope cervicapra


Males and females have distinctive coloration. Male blackbucks are dark brown, black, and white and have long, twisted horns, while females are fawn-coloured with no horns


Blackbucks originally ranged over large tracts of India except in the northeast. Today, the blackbuck population is confined to areas in Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, with a few small pockets in central India.


in India the good places to sight it are- 1. Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu 2.Blackbuck National Park, Velavadar, Gujarat 3.Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Tamil Nadu 4.Guindy National Park, Tamil Nadu 5.Ranibennur Blackbuck Sanctuary, Karnataka 6.Vallanad Blackbuck Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Aug 22, 2009
Submitted on Aug 26, 2012

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