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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:11 pm

PNF wrote:A Crowned Lapwing?
Saw something about it the other day.


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Yes, they are known to catch bats. But the lapwing is the biggest documented prey item yet.

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Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:52 pm

Amazing. Well done, PNF. :clap: :clap:
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Unread postby PNF » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:21 am

Thank you!

Here's an "easy" one ( :twisted: )

The African Jacana is unusual amongst birds - why?
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Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:09 am

The female leaves the nest after laying the eggs and the (poor) male has to do all the rearing of the chicks himself?
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Unread postby Rooies » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:50 am

I agree with OWN. (I would sue the hen for a divorce but hire a Coot to do the rearing.)
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Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:12 pm

And the female is polyandrous.
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Unread postby PNF » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:36 pm

Both OWN and Imberbe are right ( 50% each :) ) Not only does she leave the male to raise the chicks, she gets herself another partner and promptly does the same - clever girl :twisted:
So, whose turn is it now? :hmz:

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Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:22 pm

Fascinating foresight - a great way to increase the offspring rapidly. Now girls, don't get any ideas ... :naughty:
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Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:30 pm

What type of unusual behaviour does the Southern Carmine Bee-Eater exhibit?
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Unread postby Rooies » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:38 pm

onewithnature wrote:What type of unusual behaviour does the Southern Carmine Bee-Eater exhibit?



It sits on the back of a Kori Bustard and scoops up insects, scared by the bustard. Almost the same as Cattle Egret except that the Egret walks next to the cattle.
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Unread postby Rooies » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:28 pm

How far am I from correct? :whistle:
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Unread postby onewithnature » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:36 pm

I appreciate your sharp response, Rooies; however, it's sometimes good to let others peruse and mull over the question, and let them contribute if they'd like. So, often good to let the question dangle for a day or two. I'll answer tomorrow.
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:49 am

Rooies wrote:
onewithnature wrote:What type of unusual behaviour does the Southern Carmine Bee-Eater exhibit?



It sits on the back of a Kori Bustard and scoops up insects, scared by the bustard. Almost the same as Cattle Egret except that the Egret walks next to the cattle.


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Unread postby Rooies » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:01 pm

Why is the Honey Buzzard able to raid the nests without being killed by by by the wasps?
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:56 am

Nice Q, Rooies. :clap:

The honey buzzard's lower legs are covered with tough scales to protect against wasp stings (they dig up the nests of wasps that nest on the ground), while the facial feathers are short, dense and stiff to protect the face.
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