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Chinkara - Indian Gazelle

Gazella bennettii


Elegant ungulate in India; sandy or tawny brown; medium-sized antelope with long neck, ears and legs; underparts white, tail dark brown set in middle of two white streaks; white and dark rufous streaks down the face, dark nose-bridge with white fleck on the forehead; both sexes have thin lyrate horns, male horns are are annulated with well formed rings where as female horns are smaller, straighter and thinner Photo taken at Ranthambor National Park, Rajasthan, India


Arid and semi-arid parts of western & central India; Open scrub, thorn forest, marginal dry deciduous forest


Second & third photos are showing mating ritual. Where male kicks on the sides and in between the hind legs of female. Information taken from: Indian Mammals-A field guide by Vivek Menon

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Karan Raghwa
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Karan Raghwa

Ranthambhore Fort, Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Oct 23, 2020
Submitted on Oct 31, 2020

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