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reedbuck

Line breaks: reed|buck
Pronunciation: /ˈriːdbʌk
 
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(South African also rietbok)

Definition of reedbuck in English:

noun

An African antelope with a distinctive whistling call and high bouncing jumps.
  • Genus Redunca, family Bovidae: three species
Example sentences
  • Also present in smaller numbers are zebra, blue wildebeest, buffalo, oribi, kudu, reedbuck, bushbuck and common duiker.
  • The grazers are mainly antelope, wildebeest, hartebeest, oribi, impala, gazelle, reedbuck, roan and sable antelope.
  • The crater is home to elephant, buffalo, baboon, reedbuck, colobus monkeys, leopard and duikers.

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