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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sharpe's Grysbok

This is one of our smaled species of busk standing at about 50cm in height.
It is very shy and seldom seeing, seeking very thick vegetation and when you get near, it disappears into it. This one was very sweet and posed for me for about 5 minutes before taking off.

He mainly eats the leaves and young shoots of shrubs and bushes as well as grass shoots, fruit and flowers. They are mainly found in our northern regions.

1 comment:

Rhodesia said...

I love these little guys they really are very cute though as you say quite shy. Have a good day Diane