Yellow-Backed Duiker

Yellow-Backed Duiker

Scientific Name

Cephalophus silvicultor

Range

Africa

Habitats

Forests

What do they eat?

Herbivores; plants, plant parts, and fruits

Status

Near threatened

Conservation Threats

Residential and commercial development, agriculture and aquaculture, hunting/trapping, and logging

Fun Facts
  • Scent glands that expel secretions near their eyes allow for communication with other duikers, claim territory, and communicate reproductive status
  • The largest of duiker species
  • “Duiker” means “dive” which is the evasive technique that they utilize when alarmed by diving into the brush
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