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Maxwell Duiker

Cephalophus maxwellii


They grow to 30 inches in length with a typical shoulder height of 14.5–16 inches (35 centimetres) and weigh around 11 pounds (5 kilogrammes). Its coat is either grey-brown or grey, with a white underbelly and white markings on its face. However, there have been some rare occurrences of pale bluish, nearly purple coats.




This duiker was part of a pair who had become slightly accustomed to the area around the ranger station at Ankasa reserve in southwestern Ghana.

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 years ago

Cool spotting, Dan. These are funny little guys. I do recall seeing a couple of duiker species in East Africa. Good to see that you're still here after 9 years. This was my first spotting... I usually have a 2-3 year interest span on most sites, so to have reached 7 years on PN just shows how wonderful the site really is.

Great first spotting Dan, congrats one more time and thanks very much for sharing your amazing spotting page

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 12 years ago

Thanks again ceherzog and thank you Luis.

LuisStevens 12 years ago

Well done Dan, great first spotting

ceherzog 12 years ago

Well Dan, I must say you chose a species few people have seen...I haven't looked at each of you spottings but Mr. Blue Eyes is a treat!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 12 years ago

Thanks Carol, Cindy and Claire. It was so cool to be able to see these wild animals up close. Claire,I choose this as my first spotting because it was a good photo of an animal I thought might be unfamiliar to some and I wanted to share it. I'm proud to say it is still the only spot of this species on Noah.

ceherzog 12 years ago

wow Dan!, what an exotic first spotting!

Wonderful shot! My family became attached to some Duiker's at our local zoo. How wonderful you were able to see and feed wild ones!

CarolSnowMilne 12 years ago

They are wonderful animals.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 13 years ago

I added more photos to this spotting.

Dan Doucette
Spotted by
Dan Doucette

Brong-Ahafo Region, Ghana

Spotted on Nov 11, 2004
Submitted on Apr 10, 2011

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