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Muntjac Muntiacus reevesi Shoulder height 38-45cm Tiny, unobtrusive deer. Territorial and mainly solitary. Browses low vegetation. Adult is mainly reddish brown coat with whitish chest and belly. Has large head (with converging dark stripes on forehead) and short legs. Tail is long, reddish brown above but whitish below; conspicuous when raised in alarm. Male (buck) develops tusk-like upper canine teeth; antlers appear in autumn, shed the following summer. Female (doe) does not grow antlers. Fawn is tiny and reddish brown with white spots. Utters a piercing bark. Introduced from Far East, now locally common in scrub, woods and gardens.
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Muntjac Muntiacus reevesi Shoulder height 38-45cm Tiny, unobtrusive deer. Territorial and mainly solitary. Browses low vegetation. Adult is mainly reddish brown coat with whitish chest and belly. Has large head (with converging dark stripes on forehead) and short legs. Tail is long, reddish brown above but whitish below; conspicuous when raised in alarm. Male (buck) develops tusk-like upper canine teeth; antlers appear in autumn, shed the following summer. Female (doe) does not grow antlers. Fawn is tiny and reddish brown with white spots. Utters a piercing bark. Introduced from Far East, now locally common in scrub, woods and gardens.

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Date: 30 Jun 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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