Species Madoqua kirkii (Günther, 1880) (Kirk's dik-dik)

Biological classification:
  • kingdom: Animalia
  • - phylum: Chordata
  • -- class: Mammalia
  • --- order: Artiodactyla
  • ---- family: Bovidae
  • ----- species: Madoqua kirkii
Characteristics:herbivore; height: 50-17cm; the coat is grey-brown with fine speckles on the back and buttocks, while the neck and flanks are lighter brown; the belly and the area around the eyes are nearly white; on the forehead is a long tuft of hair, which can be raised; the upper lip is longer than the lower lip; males have short horns that slope backwards;

Angolan Mopane woodlands
Kalahari xeric savanna
Kaokoveld desert
Namibian savanna woodlands
References:Cillié 1997: 62
Source: wikimedia
Date: 2004-09-20
Place: Etosha National Park, Namibia
Creator: Amrum
Permission: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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