(genus Redunca), any of three graceful antelopes in the family Bovidae (order Artiodactyla), found in open and lightly wooded areas over much of sub-Saharan Africa. Reedbucks live alone or in small groups. When running, they raise their tails to expose the bushy white undersides. The common, or southern, reedbuck (R. arundinum), along with the bohor reedbuck (R. redunca), generally remains near water; the mountain reedbuck (R. fulvorufula) usually lives in rocky, hilly areas. Reedbucks stand 60-90 cm (2-3 feet) at the shoulder. They have a bare, glandular area beneath each ear, and males have horns that curve backward and then sharply forward at the ends. The coat of the reedbuck is short and gray to brown above, paler below.
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