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Barking deer


Barking deer
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Copyright: babujayan alayar (babujayan) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 33] (1334)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-16
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-25 2:44
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The Common Muntjac, also called Indian Muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak) is the most numerous muntjac deer species. It has soft, short, brownish or greyish hair, sometimes with creamy markings. This species is omnivorous, feeding on fruits, shoots, seeds, birds' eggs as well as small animals and even carrion. It gives calls similar to barking, usually on sensing a predator (hence the common name for all muntjacs of barking deer).

The male Indian Muntjac has small antlers which attain 15 cm in length and have only 1 branch. They grow annually from a bony stalk on the head. Males are extremely territorial and can be fierce for their size. They will fight each other for territory using their antlers or their (more dangerous) tusk-like upper canine teeth, and can defend themselves against predators such as dogs. [Wikipedia]


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