The red-flanked duiker is a species of small antelope found in the forests of West and Central Africa. They are known for their reddish-brown coat with white underparts and distinctive white-tipped tails. They feed on leaves, buds, fruits, and shoots, and they are active both day and night. Red-flanked duikers are typically solitary animals, although they may form small herds in areas with high food availability.
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The Red-Flanked Duiker is a small antelope species characterized by a reddish-brown coat with distinctive white underparts. It's distinguished by short, sharp horns that are present in both males and females.
This antelope is primarily located in the savannas of West and Central Africa, spanning countries like Senegal, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, and Chad, among others.
Apart from its distinct coloration, this duiker is somewhat larger than many other duiker species, and its behavior is more geared toward open savanna than dense forest.
Being small and skittish, they often rely on camouflage and lying low to evade detection. Stalking quietly and using cover efficiently is the best approach. Due to their size, pinpoint accuracy is crucial.
Given their small size, a rifle in the .243 to .270 range would be appropriate. Shot placement is more critical than caliber for this particular game.
Red-Flanked Duikers are primarily diurnal, being most active during the cooler parts of the day. They're also known to take shelter under bushes or tall grasses when threatened.
Serving as both predator (to small creatures and insects) and prey (for larger predators), they play a crucial role in maintaining the balance of their ecosystem.
Habitat loss and hunting for bushmeat have posed threats to their population. However, in areas with regulated hunting, they can thrive with the right management practices.
Hunters often value their unique horns for trophy displays, and their hide can be used for decorative purposes. Additionally, they're hunted for their meat in many local cultures.
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