Yellow-backed duiker – Cephalophus silvicultor
The yellow-backed duiker is the largest of duikers, also called giant forest duiker or just duiker.
It is an outstanding representative of the group of small and beautiful antelopes that are Céphalophinés.
This is one of the few mammals carrying a wide range of absolutely yellow hair. This bizarre ornamentation, acting as a signaling device, forms a triangle in the posterior part of the back.
Yellow-backed duikers grow to 1.2 to 1.5 m in length and 76 cm high at the shoulder. They weigh around 59 kg. Their coats are dark brown to black, with a yellow stripe above their hindquarters.
They live in dense and open rainforests, where they eat seeds, fruits, grasses, fungi, and foliage.