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The European Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus), also known as the Western Roe Deer or chevreuil, is an Eurasian species of deer. It is relatively small, reddish and grey-brown, and well-adapted to cold environments. Roe Deer are widespread in Western Europe, from the Mediterranean to Scandinavia, and from the British Isles to the Caucasus. It is distinct from the somewhat larger Siberian Roe Deer.
The Roe Deer is a relatively small deer, with a body length of 95135 cm (3.124.43 ft), a shoulder height of 6575 cm (2.132.46 ft), and a weight of 1530 kg (3366 lb). It has rather short, erect antlers and a reddish body with a grey face. Its hide is golden red in summer, darkening to brown or even black in winter, with lighter undersides and a white rump patch; the tail is very short (23 cm or 0.81.2 in), and barely visible. Only the males have antlers. The first and second set of antlers are unbranched and short (512 cm or 2.04.7 in), while older bucks in good conditions develop antlers up to 2025 cm (810 in) long with two or three, rarely even four, points. When the male's antlers begin to regrow, they are covered in a thin layer of velvet-like fur which disappears later on after the hair's blood supply is lost. Males may speed up the process by rubbing their antlers on trees, so that their antlers are hard and stiff for the duels during the mating season. Unlike most cervids, roe deer begin regrowing antlers almost immediately after they are shed.
The Roe Deer is primarily crepuscular, or primarily active during the twilight, very quick and graceful, lives in woods although it may venture into grasslands and sparse forests. It feeds mainly on grass, leaves, berries and young shoots. It particularly likes very young, tender grass with a high moisture content, i.e., grass that has received rain the day before. Roe deer will not generally venture into a field that has had or has livestock (sheep, cattle) in it because the livestock make the grass unclean. A pioneer species commonly associated with biotic communities at an early stage of succession, during the Neolithic period in Europe the Roe Deer was abundant, taking advantage of areas of forest or woodland cleared by Neolithic farmers.
The Roe Deer attains a maximum life span (in the wild) of ten years. When alarmed, it will bark a sound much like a dog and flash out its white rump patch. Rump patches differ between the sexes, with the white rump patches heart-shaped on females and kidney-shaped on males. Males may also bark, make a low grunting noise or make a high pitched wolf-like whine when attracting mates during the breeding season, often luring multiple does into their territory. The Roe Deer lives usually in small groups. Group includes male, 2-3 females and fawns.
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- [2012-07-03 15:02]
Hi Csaba,very original way to take this roe deer,fantastic dot of fire on the face and a beautiful soft surround perspective around the portrait,a great result from a difficult position,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
beautiful portrait, TFS Ori
very cool portrait! Bravo!
fine portrait of this European Roe Deer with good sharpness and beautifully natural colours. A lucky meeting, well done.
The blurr effect created by the grass in the foreground adds some story to the picture and i like the the fact that you have shared this image which is unique and has a natural history value.
Un portret superb si extrem de reusit al acestei specii de care nu am reusit sa ma apropii pentru un cadru "adevarat". Foarte sperioase in zona mea, probabil din cauza canilor vagabonzi si a vanarii intensive. Imaginea "pierduta" parca in mediul natural al speciei, este deosebita.
Foto molto suggestiva di questo capriolo,con unottima nitidezza molto bella complimenti.
Beautiful photo with interesting composition and good sharpness. The lighting is fantastic!
Salut Csabi !
Foarte frumoasa fotografie!Focus bun pe capul capriorului(este tap, nu?) si un fundal frumos brulat in ton cu mediul si culoarea capriorului.
Numai bine, Valerian!