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Yellow-backed Duiker

(engl: Yellow-backed Duiker)

Duiker in the underbrush

Duikers are native to Africa and a subspecies of horned ungulates. These are small, wood-dwelling antelopes. Not many people know about them, probably due to the fact that they are rarely seen in the wild. Duikers are mainly nocturnal, mostly in the underbrush and are very shy. At the slightest disturbance, they flee through the undergrowth. This is where they got their name, which derives from the Afrikaans word duiker and means "diver." The Yellow-backed Duiker is the largest and most powerful of the duiker species.

Gelbrückenducker
Verbreitungsgebiet: Gelbrückenducker
Verbreitungsgebiet: Gelbrückenducker
Wissenschaftl. Name Cephalophus sylvicultor
Ordnung Paarhufer
Familie Hornträger
Größe ca. 85 cm
Gewicht ca. 80 kg
Fortpflanzung Tragzeit 5 Monate, 1 Jungtier
Verbreitung Afrika
Lebensraum Feuchtwald
Nahrung Früchte, Blätter, Rinde, Kräuter, Pilze
Bestand regional gefährdet