Natal red duiker
Key identification features
A medium sized duiker. Has a red body with some black on its face and legs. HB 80-90 cm. Wt 10-13 kg.
Habitat and social behaviour
Solitary or in pairs. Found in forest and thick bushland.
There is some debate to whether the Natal red duiker and Harveys duiker are sub-species or full species. Harvey’s duiker has more black on the legs and face and its body colour is a darker red. However the two are known to hybridise in the forests around Dar es Salaam.