The Blackbuck is the only living species in the genus Antilope. Male blackbucks are dark brown, black, and white and have long, twisted horns, while females. Antilope cervicapra. Blackbuck. Taxonomy. Antilope cervicapra [Linnaeus, ]. Citation: Syst. Nat., 10th ed., Type locality: India, Travancore, inland of. Blackbuck: Blackbuck, (Antilope cervicapra), an antelope (family Bovidae) indigenous to the plains of India. The blackbuck is an antelope of the same tribe.

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Blackbuck | mammal |

They prefer sedgesfall witchgrassmesquiteand live oak. It is thought that female group size may determine the mating strategy employed by the male blackbuck 4.

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The male blackbuck is larger than the female and more conspicuously coloured 4with the coat being a rich dark brown along the back, sides and the outsides of the legs 2. Other Physical Features endothermic bilateral symmetry Range mass 32 to 43 kg Large family listed below.

They are usually silent, but sometimes females give a hissing noise that warns the herd antilole danger. Breeding occurs year-round, but the main birth and rutting peaks occur in February and March, with a secondary peak at the end of the monsoon in August and September.

The pale lateral band disappears in old males.

The narrow muzzle is sheeplike, the tail is short, and the hooves are delicate and sharply pointed. Once the most abundant hoofed mammal on the Indian subcontinent, the blackbuck population has undergone a sharp decline over the past years.


This species has a narrow muzzle, short tail and pointed hooves 2. Natural History Natural History Size. Lekking A mating system in which males display collectively in an area known as a lek, to attract and compete for females.

Antilope cervicapra

The Sacred Books of the Hindus. However, ina study found that two artiodactylsthe blackbuck and the sitatungatoo showed this abnormality. Document specific search options Title. The scientific name of the blackbuck is Antilope cervicapra. CcervicapraEudorcasGazella and Dervicapra form a clade within their tribe Antilopini.

Johns Hopkins University Press. Large herds have an edge over smaller ones in that danger can be detected faster, though individual vigilance is lower in the former.

Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Mating occurs throughout the year, with the most rutting activity in March – April and August – October.

The coat of the female is yellowish-brown on the head and along the back.

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Blackbuck is native to the Indian subcontinentbut extinct in Bangladesh. The portal will be unavailable all day on Sunday 23rd Dec for maintenance. Le pareti interne della borsa secernono una materia di odore acuto, la quale si stacca con lo stropicciarsi agli alberi o alle pietre, e cervicpra a porre l’altro sesso sulle tracce del cercatore d’amore. A system for rapidly identifying hair specimens by its medullary configuration and scale structure Biogeographic Regions palearctic native oriental native Habitat Blackbuck live on open woodlands and semi-desert areas, but also enjoy areas with thorn or dry deciduous forest.


Key Behaviors motile social dominance hierarchies Communication and Perception Perception Channels tactile chemical Food Habits Blackbuck are grazers, they feed on short grass and various cultivated cereals.

Uses and Management Uses and Management. International Journal of Pest Management.

Observation specific search options Observed during. Conservation measures are also underway to support the remaining blackbuck population in Nepal, which has increased from just 9 individuals into around individuals in 6 10 At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context.

On hot days blackbucks rest in the shade. Territories are demarcated with dung middens and sticky black preorbital secretions deposited on grass stems and bushes.

Campbell, in ‘My Indian Journal,’ relates how his brother, on a fast Arab horse, once ran down and speared a bucknear Dharwar, but the feat has not often been repeated. Females are not much smaller, weighing 31—39 kg 68—86 pounds and having shoulder heights only a few centimetres shorter than cervicpara males.

Prossimo alla minaccia nt. In altri progetti Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Share this image — Hide sharing options. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology57 3: Tayassu White-lipped peccary Cervicaprx. Allora, derelitto e respinto, deve, lontano dagli altri, buscarsi da vivere e tentare di unirsi ad altre brigate.