Can you identify this buck?

by Paul Mulder
(Johannesburg)


Hi folks

We spotted a small buck that we could not identify. Not a duiker, or klipspringer or steenbok. Maybe a Vaal-ribbok but I don't think so as it has an almost white neck with light grey rear.

The above photo was taken in the Kruger Park between Skukuza and Lower Sabie on the tar just before the bridge left to Tshokwane. I was bowled out when it crossed the road - it seemed very shy and my first impression was reedbuck but the white neck?? And I doubt they are in the Kruger park. It was sized between a duiker and impala, yet closer to duiker.

Please can someone help ID the buck?

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Sep 30, 2011
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Looks like a Mountain reedbuck
by: Jenny

Hi Paul

It looks like a female Mountain reedbuck. I say this because of the size of the buck, the area in which you saw it and it's ears and face are similar to the mountain reedbuck. As for the white neck, all I can say is that it may be some form of pigmentation.

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Buck I D
by: Irvine

Hi
Maybe it is dik dik?

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