The Difference between a Suni & a Dikidik

By Will Knocker (Photos by Gareth Jones):

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A dikdik (this is Kirk’s as different to Guenther’s which inhabits the arid North of Kenya) in the Park: an unusual sight although they are common in the abutting Silole Sanctuary area…..

kirks

Gareth, was this pic taken in Silole, or the Park? In game counts, Suni (see below) are often described as ‘dikdik’….

The Suni, below (from ‘esuuni’: a small antelope in Maa) is a dwarf antelope inhabiting forest areas: it is a completely different animal to the dikdik, which likes semi-arid localities….

suni in the forest

Do let me know of your sightings of these 2 species of small buck & has anyone seen a Red Forest duiker (reportedly present in Langata forest), Steinbuck or Oribi recently? The Park is a haven of course for so many species of antelope….

 

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One comment on “The Difference between a Suni & a Dikidik

  1. gareth jones on said:

    The Dik Dik photo was taken near the Masai gate , but in Silole !

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