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sabato 12 novembre 2011

The Side-striped Jackal

Canis adustus
Un avvistamento fortunato.
Questo cugino del comune sciacallo e' normalmente
notturno e molto timido. Qui eravamo in pieno giorno.
Il side-striped è più grande e più onnivoro:mangia anche
frutta. Rispetto allo sciacallo normale il suo muso
ricorda molto di più quello di un lupo.
---A lucky spot.
This cousin of the common jackal is very timid and nocturnal.
I saw them sometimes close to our camps during the night.
But here it was full day.
The side-striped jackal is bigger than the common one
and more omnivore. The face have something from the wolf,
while the common jackal always makes me think to a european fox.

4 commenti:

SAPhotographs (Joan) ha detto...

We have some here too and is a very common sound at night. That bone is huge and has to be of an elephant?

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente ha detto...

Great photos. I don't think I have ever seen anything other than the black backed. Interesting. Diane

Andrea ha detto...

Thank you Joan and Diane.
The bone was from an elephant,there were many more spread all around.

Thomas and Shilpy ha detto...

Lovely images, I guess this is one of the many species that we missed on our maiden african trip...Thomas