reedbuck

reedbuck

[reed-buhk]
noun, plural reedbucks (especially collectively) reedbuck.
any of several yellowish African antelopes of the genus Redunca, living near lakes and rivers, the male of which has short, forward-curving horns.

Origin:
1825–35; translation of Afrikaans rietbok

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reedbuck (ˈriːdˌbʌk)
 
n , pl -bucks, -buck
any antelope of the genus Redunca, of Africa south of the Sahara, having a buff-coloured coat and inward-curving horns

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reedbuck

(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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