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Brocket

 

an artiodactylous ungulate of the genus Mazama of the family Cervidae. There are four species. The body length is 90-130 cm. The height at the shoulder is 43-70 cm and at the sacrum it is somewhat greater. The weight is 18-25 kg. Only the males have antlers, which are small and unbranched. The color ranges from light to dark brown, with the underparts of the body being lighter. The brocket is found in America from southern Mexico to Paraguay. It keeps hidden and is solitary or associates in pairs. It inhabits tropical forests, feeding on grass, leaves, and shoots. Breeding occurs throughout the year. The females bear one or two spotted young.

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For example, the first axis of a NMS ordination described a gradient of sites with greater representation of short-eared dog (Atelocynus microtis) and red brocket deer to those with greater representation of giant armadillo, jaguar, and ocelot.
2010), for example, found that capture rates of cats were positively correlated with the width of trails, which ranged from about 2 to 8 m in their study; in contrast, captures of red brocket deer were negatively correlated with trail width.
Virus isolation was not carried out on specimens from the gray brocket deer because brain tissue samples were inadequate and results of PCR were negative for epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus [EHDV] or bluetongue virus [BTV].
Brocket and white-tailed deer were pooled for these analyses because brocket deer inhabit older forest and were only recorded on BCI, and white-tailed deer inhabit younger forest and were only recorded on Gigante.
The brown brocket deer is a poorly known species inhabiting shrubby savannas and forests in South America.
Red brocket deer showed a much lower camera trap rate on trails than at random locations in the forest at BCI (Kays et al.
So the brocket deer widely hunted in several states of southern Mexico are unquestionably North American deer.
DISCOVERY OF THE FIRST WILD POPULATION OF THE SMALL RED BROCKET DEER mazama bororo (ARTIODACTYLA: CERVIDAE).
Ignored, forgotten and largely unknown are the small, straight-antlered brocket deer.
There are quite a few species that would be very interesting, including jaguar, tapir, spectacled bear and a wonderful selection of deer--marsh deer, pampas deer, northern and southern huemul, pudu and a selection of brocket deer.
Mencho was pointing out some brocket deer tracks when he suddenly spotted a gaggle of crested guan at the edge, where the green met the char.
In a weak moment, I bought an auction hunt at the Houston Safari Club convention, a hunt for capybara, brocket deer, wild boar and birds.