​Size

24 inches (bush duiker); Weight: 40 to 45 pounds (bush duiker).

Scientific Names

Blue duiker: Cephalophus monticla

Yellow-backed duiker: Cephalophus silvicultor

Bush duiker: Sylvicapra grimmi

Habitat

Forest and bush.

Diet - Herbivores

Fruit, leaves, seeds and foliage. Duikers are almost exclusively browsers. diet consists of leaves, twigs, fruits, flowers and seeds of a large variety of trees and shrubs. They also dig for tubers and roots and eat unusual items such as young birds, caterpillars and lizards. They are independent of water and rarely drink even where it is freely available.

Reproduction

Duiker mature rapidly and females are able to conceive when they are about eight months old.

Gestation

Gestation is 5 to 7 months.

Life Expectancy

12 years

Predators

Humans
Eagles
Lions
leopards​