Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus)

Adult Roe Deer (subspecies C. c. capreolus) near Derwent Water, Cumbria -  April 2011

OTHER NAMES: Western Roe Deer
Featured Subspecies: Capreolus capreolus capreolus
Weight: 15-35kg
Length: 65-75cm
UK STATUS NOT EVALUTATED IUCN Red List: Least Concern

Roe Deer are the other species of native deer found in the British Isles in addition to the Red Deer. They are smaller than the Red and Fallow but bigger than a muntjac, and like the Muntjac they make barking noises. Their antlers are relatively small compared to red and fallow. A woodland species, they are relatively solitary.

Related Species:
Order:
Artiodactyla 
Family: Cervidae 
Genus: Capreolus 
SUBSPECIES: C. c. canus, C. c. capreolus, C. c. decorus

- Sighting Locations -
UNITED KINGDOM - A fairly common resident
 - A single individual in the woods near Keswick

Further Notes: RSPB, Wikipedia, BirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive, IUCN Red List

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