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Copyright: Ali ramezanian (aliramazanian) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 32] (531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-15
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 1D Mark II N
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-02 12:19
Viewed: 1693
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The goitered, black-tailed or Persian gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa) is a gazelle found in northern Azerbaijan, part of Iran and southwestern Pakistan , southeastern Turkey, and the Gobi Desert. The specific name, meaning "full below the throat", refers to the male having an enlargement of the neck and throat during the mating season.

The goitered gazelle inhabits sands and gravel plains and limestone plateau. It runs at high speed, without the leaping, bounding gait seen in other gazelle species. Throughout much of their range, goitered gazelles migrate seasonally. Herds cover 1030 km per day in the winter, with these distances being reduced to about 13 km in summer.

Large herds were also present in the Near East. Some 6,000 years ago, they were captured and killed with the help of desert kites. Rock art found in Jordan suggests ritual slaughter.

Until recently, goitered gazelles were considered to represent a single, albeit polymorphic, species. However, recent genetic studies show one of the subspecies, G. s. marica, is paraphyletic in respect to the other populations of goitered gazelles, although gene introgression is observed in the contact zone between the two species

Regards Ali .

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照的很清晰 很可愛

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-03-02 23:59]

interesting wildlife image. excellent angle and presentation. tfs.

aamzing gazelle, thanks for this beauty, TFS Ori

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