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The name-giving feature of the Yellow-Spotted Bush Hyrax or Heterohyrax brucei is a dorsal gland located on the lower back beneath a raised skin patch about 1.5 cm long and surrounded by erectile hairs. Not all Heterohyrax species have a dorsal gland.
The Heterohyrax brucei or bush hyrax is a browser. They spend 80% of foraging time browsing on twigs, leaves, buds, flowers and forbs. Only rarely will they consume grass.
One study reported that a colony of Heterohyrax brucei or bush hyraxes in Zambia feeds on the leaves of bitter yams. Another study in Kenya reported that while they do not routinely feed on grasses they rely on grasses during wet seasons.
It was reported that in the Serengeti National Park hyraxes feed in the morning and evening, eating more in the wet season in comparison to the dry season. Group feeding is common and occurs up to 50 m from the colony’s shelter.
Casual feeding also occurs but at shorter distances from living space, up to 20 m, and consists of eating large amounts of food in an average of 20 minutes. Heterohyrax brucei or Bush hyraxes have also been known to climb trees in order to obtain food.
Since their habitat is dry with scarce water, they obtain all the water they need from the vegetation they consume.