Blue bull Portrait
Blue bull Portrait. Close up portrait of an adult nilgai antelope (blue bull), Velavadar National Park, Gujarat, India.
Blue Bull portrait: More About Nilgai
The nilgai or blue bull (Boselaphus tragocamelus) is the largest Asian antelope, endemic to the Indian subcontinent. It is the sole living member of the genus Boselaphus. Nilgai’s are large animals and stand at 1–1.5 metres at the shoulder. The males weigh up to 310 kilograms and the lighter females up to 240 kilograms. Both males and females have a short mane. Nilgai are Sexually dimorphic. Females and juveniles have orangey brown coats whilst adult males have a bluish-grey coat. Another visible difference is that only the male Nilagi have horns.
These large antelopes inhabit a wide range of habitats but have a preference for grasslands, plains, scrub and woodlands, avoiding very dense forests. They graze mostly on grass and are frequently seen ion boggy wetalnd habitats wherehre their is good grazing year round.
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