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Reedbuck

Redunca redunca (Pallas, 1767)
French: Redunca
German: Gemeiner Riedbock
Swahili: Forhi, Tohe

Subspecies
Redunca redunca bohor
Redunca redunca cottoni

Description
Total length (m) up to 1.70 m, (f) up to 1.50 m
Tail length (m) 20 - 25 cm, (f) 15 - 23 cm
Shoulder height (m) up to 90 cm, (f) up to 80 cm
Weight (m) 45 - 65 kg, (f) 35 - 55 kg
Gestation

This medium-sized species hasn't any special characteristics. Like the other reedbucks only the rams carry short, forward-hooked horns. Its pale underside stands out from its red-brown upperparts. Besides there is a bare, grey patch below each ear. The Sudanese subspecies R. r. cottoni has long, thin horns, with a wide spread between the tips.

Distribution
R. r. bohor: Ethiopia
R. r. cottoni: Sudan

Ecology
Their habitat are river flood plains, reed beds and seasonally flooded grasslands. Usually up to five ewes with their offsprings live within a ram's territory. But occasionally they occur in larger groups. Like several other equatorial species their activity - grazing - takes place at night mainly.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Category, ver 3.1:

- http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/19392/0

Trend:
It is numerous in East Africa, with major populations in areas such as  Bale Mountains in Ethiopia.

European Collection Plan (2003): ...
RCP status: ...

Recommendations
If current trends persist, the Reedbuck should continue to survive in reasonable numbers in national parks, equivalent reserves and hunting concessions in East Africa,

Literature
Dorst J & Dandelot P (1970): Larger Mammals of Africa, Collins Field Guide, London.
East R (1999): African Antelope Databese 1998. IUCN/SSC Antelope Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
Haltenorth T & Diller H (1977): Saeugetiere Afrikas und Madagaskars, BLV Verlagsgesellschaft, Muenchen. 
Kingdon J (1997): The Kingdon Field Guide To African Mammals, Academic Press, San Diego.
Wilson DE & Reeder DM (2005): Mammal species of the world. A taxonomic and geographic reference. Third Ed., Vol. 1 The John Hopkins University Press, Balitmore.

 

Links

- http://www.arkive.org/bohor-reedbuck/redunca-redunca/
- http://www.gisbau.uniroma1.it/amd/amd218b.html


 

Bohor reedbuck

Redunca redunca bohor (Rüppell, 1842)
F:
G: Bohor-Riedbock

Other relevant subspecies
R. r. cottoni

Description
Total length: (m) up to 1.70 m, (f) up to 1.50 m
Tail length: (m) 20 - 25 cm, (f) 15 - 23 cm
Shoulder height: (m) up to 90 cm, (f) up to 80 cm
Weight: (m) 45 - 65 kg, (f) 35 - 55 kg
Gestation: 7 months

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Category, ver 3.1:

- http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/19392/0

Trend: ?
Occurs widely within its former range in western and central Ethiopia, in gradually decreasing numbers. It generally occurs at low to moderate densities, but it is relatively common in Bale Mountains N.P..

Recommendations
None.

Reedbuck details ... (http://www.neaasg.org/index.php?id=297)

Literature
East R (1999): African Antelope Databese 1998. IUCN/SSC Antelope Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.


 

Reedbuck

Redunca redunca cottoni (W. Rothschild, 1902)
French:
German:

Other relevant subspecies
R. r. bohor

Description
Total length: (m) up to 1.70 m, (f) up to 1.50 m
Tail length: (m) 20 - 25 cm, (f) 15 - 23 cm
Shoulder height: (m) up to 90 cm, (f) up to 80 cm
Weight: (m) 45 - 65 kg, (f) 35 - 55 kg
Gestation: 7 months

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Category, ver 3.1:

- http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/19392/0

Trend: ?
It has disappeared from most of the northern part of its fromer range but survives at low to moderate densities in areas such as Dinder and Radom National Parks. Its numbers are undoubtedly reduced in southern Sudan, but it still occurs locally in significant numbers.

Recommendations
None.

Reedbuck details ... (http://www.neaasg.org/index.php?id=297)

Literature
East R (1999): African Antelope Databese 1998. IUCN/SSC Antelope Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

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