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Damaliscus pygargus


A large antelope normally with dark red-brown along it's flanks and legs and lighter red-brown along the spine. Always present is the white blaze on it's face (in afrikaans "bles" = "blaze" in english). This one was an albino, with no pigmentation whatsoever.


Highveld of southern Africa, generally open grasslands.


Just for interest's sake: the only way of telling a Blesbok from a Bontebok (as far as I can tell) is the fact that the Blesbok's blaze is divided into two parts, and the Bontebok's is whole (the difference is hard to see from a distance)

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1 Comment

SukanyaDatta 6 years ago

Such a rare spotting....and the background is beautiful too.

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Dihlabeng Local Municipality, Free State, South Africa

Spotted on Apr 4, 2014
Submitted on May 10, 2014

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