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FALLOW DEER BuckDama dama©Manav Gupta
The beautiful Fallow Deer is a common ruminant mammal species that is native to western Eurasia, but has been introduced widely elsewhere.
The species has great variations in the colour of their coats, with four  main variants, “common”, “menil”, “melanistic” and “white” - a genuine  colour variety, not albinistic.  The white is the lightest colored, almost white; common and menil are  darker, and melanistic is very dark, sometimes even black (easily  confused with the Sika Deer).
Pictured is the Common color morph - Chestnut coat with white mottles that are most pronounced in  summer with a much darker, unspotted coat in the winter. Light-colored  area around the tail, edged with black. Tail is light with a black  stripe.
Only bucks have antlers,  which are  broad and shovel-shaped. They are grazing animals; their  preferred  habitat is mixed woodland and open grassland. During the rut  bucks will  spread out and females move between them, at this time of  year fallow  deer are relatively ungrouped. The rest of the  year  they generally live in groups of up to 150.
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallow_Deer
Other photos you may enjoy:
Early Morning deer
Brand new Baby fawn
Pudu (world’s smallest deer) Fawn

FALLOW DEER Buck
Dama dama
©Manav Gupta

The beautiful Fallow Deer is a common ruminant mammal species that is native to western Eurasia, but has been introduced widely elsewhere.

The species has great variations in the colour of their coats, with four main variants, “common”, “menil”, “melanistic” and “white” - a genuine colour variety, not albinistic. The white is the lightest colored, almost white; common and menil are darker, and melanistic is very dark, sometimes even black (easily confused with the Sika Deer).

Pictured is the Common color morph - Chestnut coat with white mottles that are most pronounced in summer with a much darker, unspotted coat in the winter. Light-colored area around the tail, edged with black. Tail is light with a black stripe.

Only bucks have antlers, which are broad and shovel-shaped. They are grazing animals; their preferred habitat is mixed woodland and open grassland. During the rut bucks will spread out and females move between them, at this time of year fallow deer are relatively ungrouped. The rest of the year they generally live in groups of up to 150.

Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallow_Deer

Other photos you may enjoy:

Early Morning deer

Brand new Baby fawn

Pudu (world’s smallest deer) Fawn

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