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Antelope ID, South Africa

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Old Monday 21st January 2019, 19:38   #1
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Antelope ID, South Africa

Hello!
I saw this antelope on Devon Grassland near Johannesburg in South Africa.
Please help me identify it
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Old Monday 21st January 2019, 19:58   #2
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On structure alone I'd go for Klipspringer.
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Old Monday 21st January 2019, 20:10   #3
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I would say Common Duiker.
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Old Monday 21st January 2019, 20:38   #4
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I would say Common Duiker.
I bow to your greater knowledge Mike but I expected the rear end to be higher and it just looks bulky?

I'll bet I've labelled loads of my animals wrongly in this group!
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Old Tuesday 22nd January 2019, 05:35   #5
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I would go for a duiker species too. Surely wrong habitat for Klipspringer?
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I would go for a duiker species too. Surely wrong habitat for Klipspringer?
I wondered about habitat, I went on structure more than anything else, Klipsringer is a sturdy little thing, noticeably more so than e.g Grisbok.

Hind quarters also appear too low for Duiker but probably just the way it's standing then?
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Old Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 09:04   #7
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This is clearly a male Common duiker, jizz (e.g. shape of head) is completely wrong for Klipspringer and fits exactly on Common duiker.

Klipspringer are also rarely seen far away from rocky areas and "grasslands" sounds like typical duiker habitat.

Grysbok are nocturnal and look quite different from this one...
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Thank you!
Indeed Just checked the distribution areas of all species discussed and see that Common Duiker is the only one that should occur there
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This is clearly a male Common duiker, jizz (e.g. shape of head) is completely wrong for Klipspringer and fits exactly on Common duiker.

Klipspringer are also rarely seen far away from rocky areas and "grasslands" sounds like typical duiker habitat.

Grysbok are nocturnal and look quite different from this one...
Finally caught up with Sharpe's in Kruger last year and saw 3 individuals all in day time.
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