Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Tragelaphus
Family: Bovidae (Mammalia)
Taxon : Mammal
Group : Animal

SPECIES
sylvaticus
NOTES

A medium sized buck up to 0.8 m at the shoulder and weighing about 54 kg. Mainly a browser but does eat some grass. Generally seen singly or in small family groups.


AUTHORITY
(Sparrman, 1780)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Males are dark brown while the females are dark fawn in colour. The ears are rounded and white inside
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Bushbuck
Bosbok
Habitat
NOTES: Generally associated with riverine bush, bushbuck are often seen grazing in farm lands
HABITAT NAME: Bush
NOTES: Often seen grazing in the Woodlands fields
HABITAT NAME: Farm lands
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Tragelaphus angasii
Tragelaphus buxtoni
Tragelaphus eurycerus
Tragelaphus imberbis
Tragelaphus scriptus Tragelaphus strepsiceros



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