1847J. BarrowAutobiog. Memoir 145Of the genus antelope we procured, within the Cape district, the duyker, the griesbok, and the klipspringer (the diver, the grizzled, and the rockleaper).
1860A.W. DraysonSporting Scenes 60The duiker (Cephalopus mergens) most frequently found amongst bushes, or long grass; about two feet high, three feet eight inches long; horns four inches in length.
1866E. WilsonReminisc. 169The medicines and charms are carried in a bag made of the skin of the dekker (a wild buck).
a1867C.J. AnderssonNotes of Trav. (1875) 227Now and then a steinbok, a ducker, a hartebeest, and so forth, may be seen.
1872C.A. PaytonDiamond Diggings 81Fred, the driver, shot a ‘duiker’ doe one rainy day; it is a pretty little antelope of a quiet dun-brown colour.
1896R. WardRec. of Big Game 96From the south of Cape Colony right away through Africa, there is to be seen the timid, crouching Duiker. The name Duiker, by the way, which, translated from the Dutch, means ‘diver,’ aptly illustrates the furtive, squatting, dodging habits of this small antelope.
1913J.J. DokeSecret City 125A duiker passed like a shadow into the deeper shadow of the hedge, followed by her fawn.
1936C. BirkbyThirstland Treks 298Few other animals can live in the desert. The springbok is one,..and the duiker, the dainty antelope which King Khama of Bechuanaland used as his crest.
1951R. GriffithsGrey about Flame 120M’Busi leaped to the sleeping mats and threw a heavy duiker skin kaross over his son’s head.
1973Cape Times 13 Jan. (Weekend Mag.) 4Duikers are divided mainly into two groups, the forest duikers and the bush duikers. The forest duikers frequent the mountainous areas and bush duikers the dense scrub country.
1862‘A Lady’Life at Cape (1963) 105By the merest chance I came across the lovely grey ‘duiker’.
1951[see quot. at common duikerabove].
1971Sunday Times 21 Mar. (Business Times) 4The ticket on a safari included the shooting of..warthog, grey duiker and 20 birds.
1988A. Hall-Martin et al.Kaokoveld 35Of the four dwarf antelope species of the Kaokoveld, the grey duiker is the most solitary.
1990Skinner & SmithersMammals of Sn Afr. Subregion 638They (sc. common duiker) may be referred to as the grey duiker but in some parts of their distributional range they vary from rufous to yellow in colour.
1900W.L. SclaterMammals of S. Afr.I. 162The red duiker is essentially a forest dweller..inhabiting the thickest bush and kloofs where there is water.
1971Sunday Times 24 Jan. (Mag. Sect.) 5Red duiker — a species which, for many years, had been thought to be extinct.
1976J. HanksMammals 20The uniform chestnut colour should distinguish the red duiker from other species.
1990Clinning & Fourie inFauna & FloraNo.47, 16Red duikers are inhabitants of moist forests and coastal scrub, and occur from the southern Sudan southwards..to as far south as Natal.
1975Argus 17 Sept. 28Here is the derivation of the other name of the plant, duikerwortel...In the spring and summer months the duikers use their neat, pointed little hoofs to dig the roots up out of the sandy places in which they tend to grow.
1983M.M. KiddCape Peninsula 134Grielum grandiflorum...Duikerwortel. Prostrate or straggling.
1950L.G. GreenAt Daybreak for Isles 129Besides the trek duiker and the white-breasted duiker, there is a species on the island known as the bank duiker.
1906Stark & SclaterBirds of S. Afr.IV. 10In South Africa the Reed Duiker is generally distributed throughout the country wherever there are suitable conditions.
1931R.C. BolsterLand & Sea Birds 175Both the Reed Duiker and the Snake Bird swim low in the water with little more than the head and neck showing.
1950L.G. GreenAt Daybreak for Isles 129The reed duiker..also nests on the islands; but this is really a fresh-water bird.
1906Stark & SclaterBirds of S. Afr. 6The Trek Duiker is found all along the coasts of Southern Africa as far north as the Congo on the west, but not beyond Durban on the east.
1918S.H. SkaifeAnimal Life in S. Afr. 235The duikers, or cormorants, are well-known sea birds around our coasts. The trek-duiker is especially common on the south and west coasts.
1931R.C. BolsterLand & Sea Birds 202The Trek Duiker..is so called because the birds, which are often in very large flocks, fly straight and low, with continuous flaps of the wings and periodical glides, in long lines to their fishing-grounds.
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