THE COMMON DUIKER - Sylvicapra grimmia by Magaret Meintjes

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COMMON DUIKER Sylvicapra grimmia
LOCATION CAPTURED: GROENLAND GAME LODGE, Tolwe, Limpopo Province, South Africa.

MASS: 12-16kg
GESTATION: 210 days

This is a common species found throughout Southern Africa. Mainly nocturnal, although often seen in daylight, this elusive, shy animal keeps to thick bush during the heat of the day.
It is found singly or in pairs.
The largest of our three Duikers ( other: blue and red duikers)
It is independent of water.
The name “Duiker” is derived from the Afrikaans word meaning diver, and describes the characteristic of the animal fleeing.
DIET: Mainly a browser, the common duiker includes fruits, leaves, grass and roots in its diet. This species is fond of feeding in cultivated land.

I was born and still live in Africa.
Live a life close to nature, where I get the inspiration to do what I love most…., “Photography”.
Where I live and what I do is my destiny. I am grateful for the privilege

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  • emmy2
    emmy2about 6 years ago

    I love your photo and your writing about him. Wonderful my friend.

  • Thank you so much Vics xxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Paul Lindenberg
    Paul Lindenbergabout 6 years ago

    Magic shot.

  • Thanks Paul, sat in a hide for a while to catch the little “bugger”

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 6 years ago

  • JLDunn
    JLDunnabout 6 years ago

    Great shot Mags! Her eyes look so beautiful, great detail.

  • Thank you… funny how you had the feeling that she was a she!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • naturelover
    natureloverabout 6 years ago

    Great shot of a beautiful animal- lovely work Mags.

  • thank you again for a very kind comment, was worth sitting in a hide till dark to catch her! xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • handprintz
    handprintzabout 6 years ago

    Awww how sweet is he ? love all the different animals you show us,he is lovely and what a wonderful capture

  • Thank yo so much Trudi for another very kind and inspiring comment xxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • krafty
    kraftyabout 6 years ago

    Fab shot Mags..I just love the beautiful face…great to see images of animals that we have no way of seeing in this country..keep em coming Hun..Love it..well done.

  • You are such an inspiration! Thank you so much for such a wonderful comment, I go and sit in the hides when I want to shoot something that I have very little on. I really waited a long time for a little Duiker to come along, they really are very shy animals. Will do my best to do what I love the most! xxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Jan Landers
    Jan Landersabout 6 years ago

    just gorgeous, she is…..those wonderful eyes…..almost like a kangaroo and deer….

  • stunning my friend you are right ! She does look like them now that you mention it! They are such sweet and shy little things, love them to bits, sat in a bow-hunting hide for hours to get a shot! Felt so guilty when I managed to capture her ! xxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • krafty
    kraftyabout 6 years ago

    Mags…you are certainly bringing unique animals to the Bubble and I salute you.It must be a fascinating adventure every day for you..I am loving everything your uploading lately..pure eye openers..and I love to see something different from the norm….well done Hun..and your most welcome for the comments I leave..!!
    Hugs Cyn

  • Thank you so much dear Cynth, you know…. that is the part I enjoy most of my work! No greater reward than to know someone enjoyed one of my images! Even if I don’t sell a thing, I feel so blessed, that is part of my dream… to bring His creations to those who will never have the oppertunity to see it in person! Big hug for a wonderful comment ! xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • pat oubridge
    pat oubridgeabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful image mags

  • Thank you my dear friend for your kind comment xxxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

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