Guardian Nature School Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

Javan Rusa Deer

Cervus timorensis russa

Description:

The male decorate its antlers with grasses to attract the female. Perhaps the 'decoration' indicates the dominance of a male in a group so it allows more access to the female.

Habitat:

Savanna

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

9 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Congrats Marsya, your spotting has been featured in the Project Noah Valentine's Day blog! http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/4308288...

MarcShakter
MarcShakter 8 years ago

Saying Eat Me, like a boss....

'Marry me, I'm good at finding grass'

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

too cute!

harsuame
harsuame 8 years ago

Fant√°stico muy bello sus adornos para el cortejo excelente::

tibiprada
tibiprada 8 years ago

he ( it) did .... indeed .

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Very interesting behavior! The female doesn't look particularly impressed though!

auntnance123
auntnance123 8 years ago

That's one bad hat, haha. Great photo though.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 years ago

That's hilarious! Great capture!

Bali, Indonesia

Spotted on Jul 18, 2012
Submitted on Oct 26, 2012

Spotted for Mission

Related Spottings

Elk Cervus elaphus Rusa Deer Veado

Nearby Spottings

Banteng's feces Long-Tailed Macaque Green pit viper Oriental Pied Hornbill and Gebang Palm
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors