The anterior auricular flag of the greater kudu (Strepsiceros)

There is no doubt that the overall colouration of the greater kudu (Strepsiceros) is adapted for inconspicuousness, via disruption of the figure (

Even the ear pinnae, which are remarkably large (, have a pattern intricate enough to contribute to this disruption colouration ( and

However, it is equally true that, in many views, the ear pinnae are conspicuous enough to draw attention to the figure ( and and and and and and and and and

Furthermore, the greater kudu seems not to have been recorded folding its ear out of sight, in the way familiar in the steenbok.

Posted on 22 May, 2023 23:18 by milewski milewski


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