Very similar in appearance to Grey Duiker but smaller at shoulder (32cm) and a rich
russett red in colour with dark ears and a small black tail which is white on the
underside. All Duikers are unique in the antelope family as they are known to hunt
small birds and mammals and will often eat carrion.
This is the common
Wildebeest of which there are a few subspecies geographically. The white bearded
is the Masai/Serengeti species (C.meani/albojubatus). Cookson’s wildebeest (C.cooksoni)
has a more brownish tinge than the grey/blue and has a black face. Both sexes have
horns. Usually found in huge herds. Grazer.
White tailed Gnu
Standing 1.2m at the shoulder this wildebeest has a overall black appearance although
on closer inspection it is dark brown. The horns grow outward and turn forward and
up not sideways and up as in its cousin the blue wildebeest. The whitish tail is
a good indication of this species as is the crest of facial hair on the upper muzzle.
Prefers grazing but will browse. Both sexes have horns.
Small (50cm at shoulder) antelope grey to sandy red in colour more pointed face than
Grysboks and Steenboks throat and underbelly lighter in colour darkish stripe on
front of face. Rough coated browser with darker legs along front edges. Males have
small straight horns and both sexes have a little crest of hair between the large
oval ears. Facial gland from eye to muzzle.
Possible to confuse with Grey Rhebok but separated on habitat.
Should not really be confused with anything else on colour.