Borneo hosts 2 species of Muntjac .
The Red Muntjac Muntiacus muntjak and the Yellow Muntjac Muntiacus atheroides
All the 24 photos in the article below are of Red Muntjac Muntiacis muntjak .
For camera trap photos of Yellow Muntjac in Borneo see Yellow & Red Muntjac: How to distinguish: Part 01.
DIFFERENCES YELLOW & RED MUNTJAC
|Size||15% larger||15% smaller|
|Weight||20-28 kg||14-18 kg|
|Male antlers||Two tines. One long, one short||One single straight tine|
|Female||No horns||No horns|
|Color body and legs||Uniformly reddish brown apart from darker legs||Pale yellow flanks and legs with dark line along ridge of back.|
|Tail color||Same as reddish coat. No contrast between flanks and tail.||Dark tail contrasts with the pale flanks as it continues the dark back line|
|Legs||Darker than flanks||Same as flanks (paler)|
|Back of head||Paler than flanks often with a striking patch of yellow orange hair||Darker than flanks extending along the back and continuing on to the tail|
|Face male||Twin black lines extending up horns. Pale gap between base of horns||No black line extending up horns. Gap between horns is dark and extends all the way along the ridge of the back.|
|Face female||Prominent black eyebrows but pale between the ears.||Dark forehead extending between the ears all the way along the back to the tail.|