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Red Lechwe


Red Lechwe
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Copyright: Lior Almagor (LiorAlmagor) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 90] (1266)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D200, NIKKOR AF-S VR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-12 0:47
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Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The next two weeks will be devoted to African Antilopes.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Kobus
Species: Kobus leche
SubSpecies: Kobus lechwe lechwe
The Red Lechwe, or Southern Lechwe, (Kobus leche) is an antelope found in Botswana, Zambia, south-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, north-eastern Namibia, and eastern Angola, especially in the Okavango Delta, Kafue Flats and Bangweulu Swamps.
Lechwe stand 90 to 100 centimetres at the shoulder and weigh from 70 to 120 kilograms. They are golden brown with a white belly. Males are darker in colour, but general hue varies depending on subspecies. The long spiral structured horns are vaguely lyre-shaped, they are found only in males. The hind legs are somewhat longer in proportion than in other antelopes, to ease long-distance running in marshy soil.
Lechwe are found in marshy areas where they eat aquatic plants. They use the knee-deep water as protection from predators. Their legs are covered in a water repelling substance allowing them to run quite fast in knee-deep water.
Lechwe are diurnal. They gather in herds which can include many thousands of individuals. Herds are usually all of one sex but during mating season they mix.

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Bonjour Lior,
Je crois que nous sommes voisins, aujourd'hui.
Belle image aux jolies couleurs et à la grande netteté
Amitiés
Serge

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