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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:10 pm

:hmz:
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby ndloti » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:44 am

Pied babbler ?
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:59 am

Penguins?
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby Rooies » Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:31 am

I think it is some or other water bird like a coot or something.
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby Roan » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:57 pm

Hi all :yaya:
Been a while. Got tangled up in the rat race.
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:37 pm

Ostrich
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby Roan » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:29 pm

Well done Imberbe! You are it. . .
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:12 pm

:dance:

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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:06 am

Why do birds of prey spiral when moving in an upward direction in the sky?
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby Rooies » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:58 am

onewithnature wrote:Why do birds of prey spiral when moving in an upward direction in the sky?


To stay in the hot wind currents that goes upwards.
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:48 am

Yes, Rooies, but then why spiral - why not just float upwards on extended wings?
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby Rooies » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:18 am

I will take a wild guess here. The updrafts doesn't stay in the same place and moves constantly. The birds must go in circles to test and exploit the best currents.
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:36 am

Intelligent guess, Rooies, but not exactly correct.
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:18 pm

The updraft can be likened to a bubble of air which is created when you boil water. The bubble starts at the bottom and then moves upward, eventually detaching itself from the area where it started. It can also move horisontally across the landscape at the same time.

Though it is much bigger than the boiling water bubble, it remains rather confined and the birds needs to keep within this updraft to get the lift. To achieve this, it needs to spiral within the bubble. Some birds are not able to spiral in such a confined space and can therefore not use the updrafts effectively.
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:18 am

IB :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up:
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