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Bohor reedbuck
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Reduncinae
Genus: Redunca
Hamilton Smith, 1827
  • Redunca arundinum
  • Redunca fulvorufula
  • Redunca redunca

Reedbuck is a common name for African antelopes from the genus Redunca.[1] Reedbucks are reddish brown and are 60 to 90 cm (24 to 35 in).[clarification needed] There are three recognised species of reedbuck:

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Common Reedbuck (Redunca arundinum), Kruger National Park.jpg Redunca arundinum Southern reedbuck Gabon and Tanzania to South Africa
Mountain Reedbuck, Redunca flavorufula at Borakalalo National Park, South Africa (10001341816).jpg Redunca fulvorufula Mountain reedbuck sub-Saharan Africa.
Bohorrörbock-2.jpg Redunca redunca Bohor reedbuck Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania and Togo

Southern Reedbuck[edit]

Habitat and Diet[edit]

The Southern Reedbuck lives in the grasslands of Africa. They eat the vegetation on the grasslands, which is usually grass and reed shoots.[2]


  1. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Reedbuck" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 22 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 974.
  2. ^ Taylor, Barry (2004). Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia (vol. 16). Gale. p. 37.