Definition of reedbuck in English:


(South African rietbok)


  • An African antelope with a distinctive whistling call and high bouncing jumps.

    Genus Redunca, family Bovidae: three species

    • ‘A number of animals - zebras, blesbok, hartebeest, wildebeest and mountain reedbuck - were introduced to the reserve in September.’
    • ‘Also present in smaller numbers are zebra, blue wildebeest, buffalo, oribi, kudu, reedbuck, bushbuck and common duiker.’
    • ‘Once in the tree the prey, be it an impala, puku or reedbuck, will nourish the leopard for days on end.’
    • ‘The grazers are mainly antelope, wildebeest, hartebeest, oribi, impala, gazelle, reedbuck, roan and sable antelope.’
    • ‘The crater is home to elephant, buffalo, baboon, reedbuck, colobus monkeys, leopard and duikers.’