The Common Duiker (also known as the Grey Duiker) is a
small antelope, and has a varied diet: it feeds on a variety
of leaves, seeds, flowers, fruits and twigs, digs for roots
and tubers, nibbles on bark, and is known to capture and
eat a variety of young birds.
It is also preyed on by a variety of enemies, from lions
to large owls. The duiker is active in the late afternoon
or after dark, and it roams singly or in pairs, whisking
its tail while roaming.
The male duiker stakes out his territory using a secretion
from the scent glands below the front corners of the eyes,
and actively defends this territory. Duikers derive their
name from the Afrikaans word 'duik' which means to dive,
as they have a habit of 'diving' into the bush when disturbed.
Usually a single lamb is born.