In Ethiopia an expedition to the Harenna forest in the southern part of Bale Mountains National Park in 1986 produced positive sightings of a “red” duiker. This was the first confirmed sighting of a Cephalophus duiker from Ethiopia. There has also been a subsequent sighting of this duiker in the same area. While identification of the species awaits confirmation, it is considered highly likely to be Harvey’s Duiker. This species occurs in southern Somalia and could have entered the Bale forests up the Juba and Genale valleys, a route which has been used by forest primates. In 1996, the presence of an unidentified species of red duiker was confirmed in dense bush around and north of the headquarters of Omo National Park in the south-west. The Omo population could be Weyns’ duiker (C. weynsi), which occurs in the lmatong Mountains of south-eastern Sudan 400 km to the south-west, but is here treated as an isolated population of C. harveyi (following East 1999, Wilson 2001 and Kingdon and Rovero in press).
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Cephalophus harveyi
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In Somalia, this species was recorded from riverine habitats on the lower Shebelle and Juba Rivers and in coastal scrub and forest in the Lake Badana region, but by the mid-l980s, it had lost almost all of its habitat on the Juba and Shebelle Rivers to agricultural expansion and survived in only a few remaining patches of riverine forest on the lower Juba.
There is a need for further taxonomic work to investigate the status of this species relative to Natal Red Duiker.
Harvey's duikers are roughly 40 cm (16 in) tall at the shoulder and weigh around 15 kg (6.8 lb), on average. They have mostly chestnut coats, but their legs and faces are black.
Harvey's duikers live in mountain and lowland forest, where they eat leaves, twigs, fruit, insects, birds eggs, and carrion. Although this duiker is not endangered, it is dependent on protected forestland. As of 2008, this species is of least concern.
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