Africa’s smallest duiker

A pair of Blue duikers enjoying a grassy patch at the Nahoon Point Nature Reserve yesterday. Both sexes carry tiny horns and colleagues at the Amathole Museum curate the longest so far recorded for the southern African subregion – a pair of horns measuring 57.2 mm (the average for males is 45mm and females about 31mm).

Philantomba monticola Credit: Kevin Cole

Blue duiker (Philantomba monticola)
Credit: Kevin Cole

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Conservation Biologist East London Museum South Africa
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