Free Images of Barasingha, Sambar Deer and Mouse Deer with Information

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Female Barasingha or Swamp Deer on a walk
RG46-Female Barasingha Deer

Swamp Deer Family with Stag Barasingha sitting
RG47-Swamp Deer Family
Information on Barasingha

Common Names : Swamp Deer
Scientific Name : Rucervus duvaucelii

Identification : The Barasingha means twelve tined(branched). The antlers (deer horn) generally have more than 3 tines and the adult males can have up to 15-20 tines too. The barasingha is a large deer measuring upto 5-6 ft body length.  The coat is orange to yellowish brown and there are distinct white spots all along the spine only.The lower parts of legs are pale or white. Females are paler than males. Young ones are spotted. The average weight ranges from 130 kg to 280 kg with males being heavier than females. Females don’t have antlers.
Areas Found : North-Eastern India and Nepal

Eating Habits : They are herbivores and feed on grass, plant leaves and water plants.

Breeding Habits : Barasingha become sexually mature at the age of 2.5-3 years and the females come to heat only once a year (monstrous). Gestation period is around 8-9 months with generally a single fawn delivered.

Status : Threatened Species-Vulnerable

Sambar Deer Standing
RG48-Sambar Deer

Rusa Deer also known as Sambar Deer
RG49-Rusa Deer

Sambar Deer

Common Name :Sambhur deer, Sambar Deer, Phillipine deer, sunda sambur
Scientific Name: Rusa Unicolor

Identification: The hair is brown to darker shades of grey. These are Large Deer measuring 6-10 ft in body length. Height is around 5-5.5 ft and average weight ranging from 150 to 500 kg. Females are smaller and less heavier than males. Only the males have antlers.
Areas found: They are native to South Asian Countries like India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan and south china. Also found as introduced species in Australia, U.S and New zealand.

Eating Habbits:They adapt to different types of forests. They are most active during the twilight hours in the morning and evening or at night. They graze on grass, eat plant or tree leaves, fruits, shrubs, aquatic plants etc.

Breeding Habbits:They mate and reproduce through out the year. The gestation period is around 8 months with normally 1 calf born.

Status: Threatened Species-Vulnerable

Indian Mouse Deer or Chevrotain Hiding in Grass
RG50-Indian Mouse Deer

Common Name : Mouse deer or Chevrotain

Areas found: Found in forests of South Asia (mainly Indian Subcontinent) and some parts of Africa.

Identification:They are timid nocturnal animals,  These are the smallest deer, measuring around 20 cms tall , 40-50 cms in length and weighing around 1-7kgs. Horns or Antlers are found missing. They have short thin legs with four toes on each foot and  large canines. The coat is yellowish brown and contains pale white spots or stripes in some sub species.

Eating Habbits: eats plants ,fish, crabs insect etc

Breeding Habits: These are sexually mature by 7-9 months of age. The Gestation period is  6-7 months and have one offspring per litter.

Status: Endangered

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