English: Southern Reedbuck; French: Cobe des roseaux; Afrikaans: Rietbok; Gbaya: Kòk-tè; Maasai: Enkijipuruk; Kikuyu: kihare, Muciri; Kirundi: Insasu; Kiswahili: Tohe; Nganguela: Ntava; Punu: Kombo; Shangan: Nhlangu; Shona: Bimba; Sindebele: Mziki; Xhosa: Umjiki; Zulu: Inxala, Inhlangu
Former distribution: As now.
Present distribution: Angola, not in the south-western areas; Zambia, Malawi, western and southern Tanzania, Mozambique, northern Namibia, northern Botswana, in South Africa in Transvaal, Orange Free State, Natal, Transkei and eastern Cape Province.
Behaviour: Preferred habitat: tall grasses or reedbeds near water. They are not typically gregarious, living singly or in pairs, and forming small family herds. Their activity is diurnal and at twilight: they graze on grass and the tender shoots of reeds. Predators include leopards, wild dogs, hyenas, lions, cheetahs and crocodiles.
Population status: Stable. Estimated number: no records.
Body weight: 75-95 kg
Head and body length: 145-170 cm
Tail length: 25-30 cm
Shoulder height: 85-105 cm
Gestation period: 7 3/4 months
Maximum age: 10 years
Trophy: Record SCI: 52 3/8 score, 1984 Zimbabwe, DAVID L. HUNSICKER; average 34 score. RW’s: 183 3/8″. 1983 Natal RSA, ERWIN ROHRS; average 13 1/2″. CIC: 107.45 points, 1951 Zambia, GROVT; average 100 points.
Hunting methods: Stalking with trackers.
1. Redunca a. arundinum Malawi, southern Zaire south to the Cape Province in RSA. Stable.
2. Redunca a. occidentalis From Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, eastern Zaire to northern Zambia. Stable.
Remarks: Female reedbucks carry no horns.