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Common Eland

Common Eland
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Copyright: Eyal Bartov (bartove) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 1 N: 588] (7772)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-20
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-22 1:36
Viewed: 3072
Points: 6
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The common eland (Taurotragus oryx), also known as the southern eland or eland antelope, is a savannah and plains antelope found in East and Southern Africa. It is a species of the family Bovidae and genus Taurotragus. It was first described by Peter Simon Pallas in 1766. An adult male is around 1.6 metres (5') tall at the shoulder (females are 20 centimetres (8") shorter) and weighs an average of 500600 kilograms (1,1001,300 lb, 340445 kilograms (750980 lb) for females). It is the second largest antelope in the world, being slightly smaller on average than the giant eland.[3]
Mainly a herbivore, its diet is primarily grasses and leaves. Common elands form herds of up to 500 animals, but are not territorial. The common eland prefers habitats with a wide variety of flowering plants such as savannah, woodlands, and open and montane grasslands; it avoids dense forests. It uses loud barks, visual and postural movements and the flehmen response to communicate and warn others of danger. The common eland provides leather and rich, nutritious milk, and has been domesticated in many areas.
It is native to Botswana, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe but is no longer present in Burundi and Angola. The common eland's population is decreasing but it is classified as "Least Concern" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Hi Eyal,
A great wild life photography.
Good natural color and details.
Thanks for sharing..


Hi Eyal,
照的很清晰 光線真是柔和 看起來像是一張圖畫
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Great shot in descent light.
best regards

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