Common Duiker
Xipene

© Roger de la Harpe

Vito

Xipene (sylvicapra grimmia)

Vuxokoxoko

Mhunti leyo toloveleka ya muhlovo wa mpun’wa, i xihari xi ntsanana xo nyuma, eka swipene leswi it aswi nuna swi nga na timhondzo to koma. Vito ra kona ro toloveleka ri yelana eka xihari lexi nga na rivilo swinenene, no tlulelala ehenhla loko xiri nghozini. Swa xinuna swi yima 500mm e makatleni ivi swa xisati swi va 20mm ehenhla. Swa xinuna swi tika kwalomu ka 15 na 18 kg, swa xisati swi tika 16 na 21 kg. Muhlovo wa hambana kusuka ehenhla kuya ehansi wuri wa ntima kumbe mpun’wa hikuya hi laha swi tshamaka kona. Hala hansi ku tala ku va ku basile ivi leswi nwana swiva swi ntimile kuyela laha ka nhompfu.

Swakudya

Swi hanya hi makamba, swihlahla na mabyasi, swi tlhela swi dya mihandzu na mbewu, timitsu, mabilomu, swakudya swo bola, khongoloti na swiyindlwana swa swinyenyani. Mihandzu ya nhova yi dyiwa ku tatisa mati. Swi vanga nghozi swifakini na le mapurasini.

Ku tshikelela

Xipene xa xisati xi veleka n’wana ndzhaku ka ti nh’weti ta ntsevu. Xinyimpfana xin’we, xa xihahlana xi velekiwa nkarhi un’wana na un’wana hi lembe, ngopfu hi ximumu. Swiva swi kurile hi nh’weti ya khume-mbirhi. Swinyimpfana swi bebuliwa nkarhi un’wana na un’wana xikarhi ka lembe. Xipene xa xisati xi tumbela mihandzweni loko xi bebula. Xinyimpfana xa tumbetiwa xi sirheleliwa hi manana wa xona, swi kula kahle swi tlhela swi tsutsuma hansi ka makume-mbirhi mune wa tiawara.

Mahanyelo

Xipene xi tlharimuka ni nhlikanhi, na vusiku ni matakuxa. Wanuna ni wansati swi tsutsumisa swiharhi swin’wana swa rimbewu ro fana, kambe swi hlangana ntsena hi nkarhi wa masangu. I swiharhi swo humelela la Afrika. Swi hanya malembe yo fikela ka khume-nhungu n’we. I swiharhi swa nkoka exikarhi ni vukulu bya swidyi swa nyama. Xipene xa xisati ni xinyimpfana swi kumeka ka ntlawa wa xinuna-xisati.

Matshamelo

A swi kumeki enhoveni kambe swi tumbela kona loko swi balekela swiharhi. Swi kumeka Afrika Dzonga kambe swa kala e mananga. Xipene xi vonaka ngopfu loko dyambu ri pela matikweni yo pfuleka. Swi hambane ni byasi laha ku pfumalaka ndzhawu yo tlela. Swi kumeka Afrika, handle kale South Sahara ku katsa ni Central Afrika la mpfula yi naka kona.

Vuenti bya vuxokoxoko

Ku ni vuenti lebyi kulu ku tlula swipene leswi n’wani, kun’wani I yinhla kun’wani rhawundi. Kuna ku hambana ka mbirhi ntsena.

Swidlayi

Swi baleka swiharhi swin’wani hiku etlela, swi baleka swa xinkarhana loko swi hlaseriwa. Swa tsutsuma xitumbela, Yi tirhisa timhondzo ni nhlana nwa yona ku ti sirhelela. Xipene xi ba huwa loko xiri nyimpini ku vitana swipene swin’wani swi ta xipfuna. Xinyimpfana xi sungula ku tsutsuma hi siku leri xi nga beburiwa ha rona kambe swa sirheleriwa hi mana wa swona. swi hlaseriwa ngopfu hi swiharhi le swikulu swo fana na swikhovha, yingwe, Phungubye na nyoka. Tin’wani ti tekiwa hi tingwenya.

Xipene xo tshwuka

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