Yellow-backed Duiker

The word duiker (die-ker) is an African word meaning diver. They may have gotten the name because of their habit of ducking into dense undergrowth when alarmed.

Both male and females mark their territory with scent glands on their upper cheeks.

Africa

At A Glance

Habitat

A variety of forest types and open bush

Diet

Leaves, fruits, mushrooms, berries, insects, lizards, birds and rodents

Location

West, Central and Equatorial Africa