Natal Red Duiker | Online Record Book Preview

This is a preview of the Natal Red Duiker species only.
Once you subscribe you will be able to view all the entry details for hundreds of different species, including full score sheets and photos.

Natal Red Duiker - Species Detail

AKA: Southern Red Duiker Gold: 11" Gold (Bow): 8 4/16"
Endangered: Silver: 10 2/16" Silver (Bow): 0"
Bronze: 8" Bronze (Bow): 7 6/16"
Natal Red Duiker

Cephalophus natalensis

Duiquer rojo (Sp), Natalducker, Rotducker (G), Céphalophe de Natal (F), Rooiduiker (Af).

DESCRIPTION Shoulder height 17-18 inches (43-46 cm). Weight 25-30 pounds (11-14 kg).

The Natal red duiker is a relatively small duiker with a uniformly bright chestnut color and somewhat paler underparts. There is a tuft of long hairs on the head, which is usually chestnut and black, but is sometimes just chestnut. The chin and throat are whitish. The tail is reddish with a black and white tuft. The horns (both sexes) are thick and short, cone-shaped, strongly ridged at the base, and grow backward in the plane of the face. Females are similar to males, but are a little larger and have smaller horns.

BEHAVIOR More diurnal and less secretive than most forest duikers, thus more readily observed. Lives singly, in pairs, or in small family groups. Has lived as long as 15 years in captivity.

HABITAT Dense bush and forest.

DISTRIBUTION Southeastern Tanzania, including the Selous Reserve; Malawi; the Nyika area of extreme northeastern Zambia; Mozambique; possibly in southeastern Zimbabwe; Swaziland; and the eastern Transvaal and Natal in South Africa.

TAXONOMIC NOTES Includes these races: amoenus (Transvaal), lebombo (northeastern Natal), natalensis (southern Natal), robertsi (Mozambique and north to southeastern Tanzania), and walkeri (Malawi).

PLEASE NOTE Misclassification has sometimes been a problem with this animal. Several "Natal red duikers" entered for the Record Book from South Africa have turned out, on examination, to be young bush duikers. The two species actually are very different in appearance. Hunters are advised to learn what a red duiker looks like before they hunt it.

This online application provides access to the entire SCI Record Book. From here you are able to browse and search for entries by location, species, hunting company/guide, and more. This is a subscription service and you can sign up today by clicking the Subscribe Now button below. If you would like to view more information about this site, please click here

New to the Online Record Book? Click the button below to sign up today!

Previous Records 1-100 of 527 Next
Member Taken Location Hunting Company/Guide Measurer MOK Score OR MR

The Natal Red Duiker currently has 527 Entries listed in the SCI Record Book!

Once you subscribe you'll be able to access photos and full socre sheets for all of these entries. Plus you can filter, sort, and search through all species and entries in the SCI database. If you would like to subscribe now to have access to the entire database, please click here.

Return to Top

©2007-2019 Safari Club International    Site Map    Privacy Policy
4800 West Gates Pass Road
Tucson, Arizona
PH: (520) 620-1220
Powered By: Simpleview