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Red deer

Cervus elaphus

Description:

The Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) is one of the largest deer species. Depending on taxonomy, the Red Deer inhabits most of Europe, the Caucasus Mountains region, Asia Minor, parts of western Asia, and central Asia. It also inhabits the Atlas Mountains region between Morocco and Tunisia in northwestern Africa, being the only species of deer to inhabit Africa.

Habitat:

Dutch National park "Oostvaardersplassen" with a mixture of water, forest and open grassland.

Notes:

See other spottings in the same national park: - Red fox: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/547... - Red deer: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/550... - Heck cattle: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/662... - Konik horse: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/661...

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3 Comments

FoTony
FoTony 9 years ago

The eyes are on the front side of the face and the jaw is much too wide. I think this is a Fallow deer (Dama Dama).
Check out the Red Deer pictures http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/828...
and the Fallow Deer pictures http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/841...
you can easely see the differences.

sttweets
sttweets 9 years ago

Thanks!

consensuslife
consensuslife 9 years ago

Great shot!

sttweets
Spotted by
sttweets

Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands

Spotted on Dec 12, 2009
Submitted on Aug 30, 2011

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