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Greater Kudu

Tragelaphus strepsiceros

Description:

Tall and majestic. Males are fawn grey, females tinged in cinnamon; old bulls become greyer and their necks become darker in the breeding season. There is a single narrow, white strip down the middle of the back and 6-10 narrow white strips accross the back and down the flanks. Both sexes have a short upright mane from the top of the head to the shoulders, where it forms a crest. Only males have horns, rising from the top of the head in wide spirals.(Smithers' mammals of southern africa a field guide. fourth edition)

Habitat:

Savanna woodland

Notes:

A female, two youngsters and one male bull I saw the same day. The horns of the bull had grown( I think) to the maximum lenght, as I never saw more than three spirals.

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3 Comments

Thankyou both :D

Sukaina
Sukaina 6 years ago

awesome captures!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 6 years ago

Great series!

Mpumalanga, South Africa

Lat: -24.11, Long: 31.35

Spotted on Aug 8, 2012
Submitted on Sep 21, 2012

Spotted for mission

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