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Kongoni (Alcelaphus buselaphus)

The kongoni and the topi are very alike regarding mouth morphology, but they differ in feeding habits. Whilst the topi is considered a selective intermediate grazer (Murray & Illius 2000), the kongoni prefers the dry and senescent growth stages of vegetation (Estes 1997). Due to its long flat narrow muzzle (Ego et al. 2003) the kongoni is successful in selecting green leaves in tall coarse grass (Murray & Brown 1993).

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Last updated: 05/23/05