Close relative of the Kudu and Nyala, the bushbuck is a rather large antelope which relies on vegetation for cover. Bushbuck will live anywhere from sea level to mountain-tops in all types of habitats from rainforest to sub-desert terrain. The color varies depending on geographic location. Eastern and southern bushbuck are yellow in color with relatively few markings. Northern and western bushbuck are reddish colored with stripes and spots. Both sexes darken with age. Browsers, bushbuck eat leaves and herbs, twigs and flowers of a large number of plant types. On occasion they will also consume grass. The bushbuck is primarily nocturnal. Most of the day is spent standing, grazing and feeding and a small amount of time is spent moving about. At dusk bushbuck move toward their night range. Before dawn all bushbuck move back to their day range. The bushbuck is the only non-territorial and solitary African antelope.