Harvey's duiker

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Harvey's duiker
The book of antelopes (1894) Cephalophus harveyi.png
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Cephalophinae
Genus: Cephalophus
Species: harveyi
Binomial name
Cephalophus harveyi
Thomas, 1893

Harvey's red duiker (Cephalophus harveyi) is one of 19 species of duiker found in Tanzania and scattered through Kenya, southern Somalia, and, possibly, central Ethiopia.

Harvey's duikers are roughly 40 cm (16 in) tall at the shoulder and weigh around 15 kg (6.8 lb), on average. They have mostly chestnut coats, but their legs and faces are black.

Harvey's duikers live in mountain and lowland forest, where they eat leaves, twigs, fruit, insects, birds eggs, and carrion. Although this duiker is not endangered, it is dependent on protected forestland. As of 2008, this species is of least concern.

References[edit]

  1. ^ IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group (2008). Cephalophus harveyi. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 29 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern