Bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) by ninaganci

Bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus)

Taken at Cape Point Nature Reserve. I have included this capture in this series, because of the francolin (birds) that was walking past. Yes, again I had to run to take this capture. Got good exercise that day.

Unfortunately, taken against the sun, so the colour of bontebok is not distinctive. Tomorrow I will post a better capture

The Bontebok is a medium-sized, generally dark brown antelope with a prominent, wide white blaze on its face, with a pure white rump, belly and hocks, and black-tipped tail. Both sexes have horns, although the horns of rams are heavier and longer than those of ewes.

This is a plains antelope, preferring short-grass plains within the vegetation typical of the fynbos plant kingdom.

Gregarious and diurnal. Rams are territorial and during the breeding season will defend a small nursery of two to eight females and their young. Young males congregate in large bachelor herds.

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Great capture.
September 21st, 2021  
Bep
Beautiful shot and interesting information.
September 21st, 2021  
A lovely shot and great interesting facts of this antelope !
September 21st, 2021  
A lovely shot and interesting background information!

Ian
September 21st, 2021  
Lovely shot and interesting info, I was not aware of that.
September 21st, 2021  
A lovely capture and great info
September 21st, 2021  
Lovely capture fv!
September 21st, 2021  
Love this pic!
September 21st, 2021  
Super capture
September 21st, 2021  
Very interesting to see these animals, great shot.
September 21st, 2021  
A lovely peaceful grazing bontebok. I must admit I hadn't even heard on them! Thanks for all the facts too!
September 21st, 2021  
Super capture
September 21st, 2021  
The body looks husky but the legs so dainty with those white stockings! Good shot.
September 21st, 2021  
Thanks for the interesting info and the great photo.
September 21st, 2021  
A nice capture, Nina, even if against the sun. Thank you for introducing us to these exotic animals (at least they are exotic to me). Fav
September 22nd, 2021  
Great capture
September 22nd, 2021  
Beautiful capture. Very interesting info.
September 22nd, 2021  
Never heard of this one! Thanks for running and sharing.
September 22nd, 2021  
Thank you for viewing my photos. Your comments and advice are always appreciated.

Thank you for all the fav’s, I really enjoy them.

Stay Safe
September 23rd, 2021  
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