Distribution is Northern Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia and Southern Sudan.
An elegant small reedbuck with black spots below the ears. The colour of the body is greyish. The points of the ears are rounded. The horns are short, stout, heavily ridged towards the base and curve forward.
Females are smaller and have no horns.
Associated with mountainous areas. Dry rocky slopes of mountains and hills with sufficient grass and shelter such as scattered trees and scrubs. Avoids open plateaux and peaks. When alarmed it flees downhill.
Eats mainly grass, drinks water regularly.
The main vocalizations are a shrill whistle and a clicking noise, while scent trails through the tall grass are thought to be the main identifiers of the whereabouts of individuals.