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Deer identification guide
Red Deer
A Red Deer
Use our deer identification guide to spot the four species of deer in Nottinghamshire.
Notts Deer Survey:
History of deer

Why do the survey?

Results of survey

Further features:
Deer Spotters Guide
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Fallow Deer
Fallow Deer
Fallow Deer
(Dama dama)

Introduced by the Normans.

Colours range from white to pitch black.

Thier summer coat is chestnut with white/cream spots.

The Buck grows a palmate set of antlers each year.

Half the year they live in small mixed herds, then in seperate buck and doe herds the rest.

Found throughout the UK including Wollaton Park in Nottinghamshire.

Roe Deer
Roe Deer
Roe Deer
(Capreolus capreolus)

The roe can be traced back to the pre-ice age.

Their summer coat is a foxy red and in winter it turns a greyish colour.

The buck is very territorial, and also co-habits with the same doe for many years.

Found throughout Scotland, Northern England, and most of the Southern Counties.

No roe have been found in the midlands, but you never know.

Chinese Water Deer
Chinese Water Deer

Chinese Water Deer
(Hydropotes inermes)

Both the roe and the buck are roughly the same height.

Both have a uniform sandy-chestnut colour.

Most of the year the bucks prefer solitude.

They prefer marshland area and can be found on the Cambridge Fens.

Japanese Sika Deer
Japanese Sika Deer
Japanese Sika Deer
(Cervus nippon nippon)

Introduced to Britain in the 2nd half of the 19C.

Sika deer have flanks of a warm brown with yellowish white spots during summer.

A black dorsal line extends down the tail.

Sika are capable of Hybridisation with red deer.

Found in the New Forest.

Now visit the second page of our deer spotters guide.
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