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Unread postby jfthibeau » Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:15 am

.. Hi everybody ... third quizz on fire simultaneously ... :redface: .. sorry ...

Procavia capensis ???

1) Identification and swahili name
2) rôle of the female into the colony ?
3) particularity of the eyes
4) from which other animals is it closely related ?
5) name another particular habit of this animal

... good research ... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Unread postby Wild about cats » Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:36 pm

1) Rock Hyrax (Imbila)
2) In a colony of up to 25 individuals, there is one dominant male and (normally related) females. The females are responsible for caring for the young.
3)..They have very good sight??
4) I think it's the elephant???
5) Urine leaves a white stain on the rock because of crystalised calcium carbonate.
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Unread postby JenB » Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:56 pm

1.Rock hyrax - (swahili) Pelele or Wibari
2.Females role is mainly to breed.They often start nursery groups and have one female look after a bunch of young hyraxes.
3.The hyrax has sharp eyesight, and the shape of its eyes is unique. The iris
bulges out above the pupil, cutting off light from directly above its head. This
enables it to look almost directly into the sun and keep watch for birds of prey.
4.There are two other genera, each with several species. These
are the bush hyraxes and the tree hyraxes.
5.Hyraxes use the same place for urinating and defecating. The urine leaves white
crystalline deposits on the rocks. The crystalline deposits as well as the feces
were used by South African tribes to make perfume and medicine in the past.
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Unread postby jfthibeau » Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:02 pm

... after these two responses .. :clap: WAC and Jenb

... points 2 and 4 are not (totally) correct ...

.. so, to be continued ... :lol:
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Unread postby Wild about cats » Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:00 am

2. The female has the responsibility of caring for the young as there is only one male amoung many females. I don't know what other info you want?

4. They are in the same infraclass as other Hyraxes, Elephants Shrews, Elephants and aardvarks.
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Unread postby jfthibeau » Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:11 am

I understand that you are all in difficulties ... so I give the answers .. :|

2. In a hyrax colony it is the female that is the sentry: her high pitched cry sends the colony scurrying to the shelter of rocky crevices.

3. Its anatomy is like an elephant and a horse. The brain of the animal is like the elephant’s and the stomach is like the horse’s. Its skeleton resembles that of a rhinoceros. The upper incisors resemble rodents’ teeth; the upper cheek teeth are like the rhino’s and the lover cheek teeth resemble the hippo’s.
Its hind feet resemble a capybara and tapir.

:redface: sorry ...

... I give the floor to WAC (first on this one) :clap: but :clap: to Jenb ...
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Unread postby Wild about cats » Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:15 am

Thanks JF, we were quite confused!! :D

Inxala

1) English name
2) Afrikaans name
3) Alarm call
4) Diet
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Unread postby jfthibeau » Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:15 pm

1) Nyala (Tragelaphus angasii)
2) Nyala Bosbok
3) A ram, acting sentry, will let out a resonant, warning bark when danger threatens, sending the rest of the herd fleeing for safety; a calf, separated from its mother, will bleat pitifully
4) Nyalas browse as well as graze. Most of the time they eat the leaves of trees, herbs and shrubs,but will eat grass just after the rains when it is newly sprouted and still soft and fresh. They also eat the fruit and flowers of many kinds of
trees and shrubs.

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Unread postby Wild about cats » Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:19 pm

jfthibeau wrote: :D
Have a nice week-end ...


Nice touch!

Well done. :clap: :clap:

3) They also respond to the alarm calls of other species.

Over to you
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Unread postby jfthibeau » Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:12 pm

Kwêvoël ????

1) Other names and particularity among its family ?
2) Main diet?
3) Seed dispersal agent of which fruit tree ?
4) Habitat ?


... good research ... :mrgreen:
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Unread postby jonty1 » Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:11 pm

1) Other names and particularity among its family ?
Grey go-away-bird and Grey lourie
2) Main diet?
eat fruit, leaves, seeds, flowers, and termites. The birds sometimes eat clay, and are the only members of the Musophagidae family to do so.
3) Seed dispersal agent of which fruit tree ?
???
4) Habitat ?
live in savannas, grassland areas with some trees. The birds generally roost, or stay, in acacia trees.
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Unread postby jfthibeau » Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:26 am

... no ... :|

The response at question 3 is the "Melia azedarach" commonly but erroneously called Syringa in South Africa.

This species is unique amongst the Turaco family in that it possess an all over grey plumage.

... :clap: Jonty1 ... it's for you now ... :lol:
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Unread postby jonty1 » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:30 am

Stinkmuishond
1. Identify common and scientific name
2. Diet
3. Habitat
4. Spoor size
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Unread postby Wild about cats » Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:08 pm

1. StripedPolecat/Zorilla (Ictonyx straitus)

2. Carnivores. Favour insects but also take rodents, birds, eggs, frogs, snakes and lizards.

3. Open grassland, savanna woodland, forest, deserts alsong drainage lines and steppe areas.

4. Front: 3cm. Hind: 4cm
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Unread postby Wild about cats » Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:48 pm

Tragelaphus strepsiceros

1. English Name
2. Afrikaans name
3. Reproduction
4. Alarm call
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