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Taurotragus oryx photo by farmgirl via Wikimedia Commons

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Taurotragus oryx photo by Lip Kee via Wikimedia Commons

 

The common eland appears to use a peculiar combination of sight and sound – in the form of a conspicuous carpal bar and loud clicking from the carpal joint – to keep contact within the herd. The khur and other Asian wild asses have a similar marking in the form of a conspicuous chestnut, which suggests that they too may be tuned in to a joint-click, but one falling below the limits of human hearing.

 

Robin and the Honey Badger, 22 March 2016

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Equus hemionus khur photo by Lip Kee Yap via Wikimedia Commons

 

Equus hemionus khur photo by Sballal via Wikimedia Commons

 

                                            

 

                                          

 

 

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