Common duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia)
Least Concern (LC)
Uniform grey-brown to reddish-yellow upperparts with paler (sometimes white) underparts. Black blaze (vertical stripe) on face. Distinctive black ‘scar’ on cheeck which is a scent gland. Short tail , black above and white below. Ears somewhat long and narrow. Crest (tuft) of long hair usually present on top of head. Males have horns, females generally not (though sometimes with short, stubby horns).
||12 to 25 kg
||60cm at shoulder, 100cm length.
Mainly active during early morning, evening and night hours. Form monogamous breeding pairs.
||no evidence of peak breeding season; will give birth during all months of the year.
|Number of offspring
||generally only one (sometimes two)
Savannas grasslands and woodlands
Generally eat leaves and shoots from bushes as well as fruits and flowers that drop to ground from feeding birds. Will dig up roots and tubers with their hooves. May also eat insects. Water requirements generally provided by vegetation consumed.
Humans, Leopard, Cheetah, Hyaena, African wild dog
Common duiker at Naankuse sites