Rotflankenducker Cephalophus rufilatus (Gray, 1846)


English: Red-flanked Duiker; French: Céphalophe à flancs roux; Banda-Linda: Wuge; Basari: Awúma; Ewondo-Beti: Zom; Foulada: Kubeyel-bodeyel; Ful: Bollere, Boleere; Gbaya: bàn; Hausa: gadar kurmi, mak’warna; Manza: Bâ; Sango: wuga, wôga; Wolof: Hamfurde; Yoruba: Esuro.

Former distribution: As now.
Present distribution: Senegal east to Cameroon, Sudan and Uganda.
Behaviour: Preferred habitat: gallery forests and forest-edges: primarily browsers of leaves, shoots, buds, seeds, fruit and twigs; (occasionally they eat insects and even carrion): active diurnally and nocturnally, living singly or in pairs. Predators include civets, pythons, dogs and leopards.
Population status: Stable.
Brief notes:
Body weight: 10-12 kg
Head and body length: 60-70 cm
Tail length: 7-10 cm
Shoulder height: 30-38 cm
Gestation period: 7 1/2-8 months
Maximum age: 10-15 years
Trophy: Record SCI: 12 3/8 score, 1977 Central African Rep., THORNTON N. SNIDER; average 8 score. RW’s: 3 7/8″, 1981 Central African Rep., DR.B. PRETZELL; average 2 1/2″.
Hunting methods: With beaters, dogs, and nets.
Remarks: Females also have horns. Very little known about their biology; more information required. 2 subspecies are listed, C.r. rufilatus (West Africa) and C.r. rubidor (Central Africa).