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Sika Deer Cervus nippon Shoulder height 70-90cm Has body proportions of Fallow Deer but pointed antlers like Red Deer. Adult is reddish brown with whitish spots in summer, dark grey-brown in winter. Rump is whitish with black margin; tail is white with dark median line above. Male’s antlers appear in spring, mature in autumn, and are shed in winter Number of antler points increases with age. Calf is reddish brown with whitish spots. Male utters blood-curdling screams during autumn rut. Introduced to Britain from Far East. Feral populations exist in several parts of the region. Favours wooded country. Mainly nocturnal.
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Sika Deer Cervus nippon Shoulder height 70-90cm Has body proportions of Fallow Deer but pointed antlers like Red Deer. Adult is reddish brown with whitish spots in summer, dark grey-brown in winter. Rump is whitish with black margin; tail is white with dark median line above. Male’s antlers appear in spring, mature in autumn, and are shed in winter Number of antler points increases with age. Calf is reddish brown with whitish spots. Male utters blood-curdling screams during autumn rut. Introduced to Britain from Far East. Feral populations exist in several parts of the region. Favours wooded country. Mainly nocturnal.

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Date: 25 Sep 2006
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Credit: E.A. JANES/NPL
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