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West, Central and Equatorial Africa

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.

HABITATA variety of forest types and open bush
DIETLeaves, fruits, mushrooms, berries, insects, lizards, birds and rodents
LIFE Expectancy10-12 years

Fun Fact
A group of pelicans is called a pod.
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