Golden jackal 2
|Copyright: Eyal Bartov (bartove)
|Date Taken: 2010-03-10|
|Camera: CANON 1Ds Mark III, 600 mm f 4|
|Exposure: f/4, 1/13 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-03-17 11:18|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|he Golden jackal (Canis aureus) is a medium sized species of canid which inhabits north and north-eastern Africa, south-eastern and central Europe (up to Austria and Hungary)[, Asia minor, the Middle East and south east Asia. It is classed by the IUCN as Least Concern, due to its widespread range in areas with optimum food and shelter.It is a highly adaptable species, being able to exploit different foodstuffs and live in numerous different habitats, including the African savannahs, the mountains of the Caucasus and the forests of India. It is the largest of the jackals, and the only species to occur outside Africa, with 13 different subspecies being recognised. Although often grouped with the other jackals (the black-backed jackal, and the side-striped jackal), genetic research indicates that the golden jackal is more closely related to the gray wolf and the coyote.The genetic evidence is consistent with the form of the skull, which also bears more similarities to those of the latter two species than to those of other jackals. The golden jackal is sometimes featured in the folklore and mythology of human cultures with which it is sympatric: in Indian folklore, it is portrayed as a trickster, while in Ancient Egyptian religion, it played a central role under the guise of Anubis, the god of embalming. Once thought to have been the ancestor of some dog breeds, the golden jackal can be hybridised with domestic dogs, with some modern authors stating that the species may have contributed to the breeding of Ancient Egyptian hunting hounds.|
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- [2010-03-17 23:13]
Hello Eyal, superb shot of these lovers:).
TFS ang G's,
i thought Treknature was sex-free!!
Very nice shot of these two specimen in the evening light.
- [2010-05-15 0:54]
Very nice shot
TrekNature is a ''funny'' place. Here you show an interesting photo of these Golden jackals, and only three members bothered to ''put pen to paper''.
All my books are parcelled for moving house, and I can not compare these jackals with the South African. However I can say from memory that the animals in your image are much heavier - besides the different colours - and of course the head/face is quite different.
Your notes are very interesting and informative. Thank you.
The paws of the female look quite muddy...
I remember seeing a jackal, when we were at Masada, but it was too far away for me to register the differences.
Have a nice evening