Madoqua kirkii

Dik-Dik, Madoqua kirkii, photo © by Michael Plagens

Foraging in the understory of an open woodland, Nairobi National Park, Kenya. Oct. 2016.

Seasonally dry woodlands often have a considerable understory of smaller shrubs and herbaceous plants. This is the forage for the diminutive dik-diks antelope. With drab, brown coats and the ability to run and turn abruptly through the brushy understory they evade predators. Horns are short to minimize entanglement but also sharp - males only.

Bovidae -- Bovine Family

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Kenya Natural History

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