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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:44 am

Well explained Philip1 :clap:
I agree :thumbs_up:
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Heksie » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:52 am

:thumbs_up: Philip
Also the diedericks and Jacobin cuckoo in SA :D
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:24 am

:think: Which Bird were studied during September-December, 1969 in the Transvaal, chiefly in the Kruger National Park, and observations were made on their distribution, behaviour etc. Territorial behaviour, nest-building, pair formation displays, vocalizations and food habits are described as well as the division of labour between male and female in care of the young.
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:28 am

Spotted-backed Weaverbirds :hmz:
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Unread postby Heksie » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:46 pm

Phokojwe 8) I agree with you
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Unread postby Philip1 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:19 pm

:clap: Phokojwe and Heksie. :clap:

"Spotted-backed Weaverbirds were studied during September-December, 1969 in the Transvaal, chiefly in the Kruger National Park, and observations were made on their distribution, ecology and behaviour. Territorial behaviour, nest-building, pair formation displays, vocalizations and food habits are described as well as the division of labour between male and female in care of the young. Attacks by Snakes and Hawks are described as well as responses of the birds to their enemies. Behavioural relations to another species of weaver were also observed".
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:47 am

Gosh, more intensive research than (is it possible) the microscopic dissection of the lives of the Kardashians. 8) :lol:
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:41 pm

Easy one... :hmz:

Why do black herons hold their wings in a canopy over their heads?
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Unread postby Philip1 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:59 pm

The Black Heron has an interesting hunting method called canopy feeding—it uses its wings like an umbrella, and uses the shade it creates to attract fish. Some Black Herons feed solitarily, while others feed in groups of up to 50 individuals, 200 being the highest number reported. The Black Heron feeds by day but especially prefers the time around sunset. The primary food of the Black Heron is small fish, but it will also eat aquatic insects, crustaceans and amphibians.
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:48 am

:thumbs_up: Ditto from me.
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:20 am

Philip1 :thumbs_up:

It is believed that black herons do this for one of the following 3 reasons:

1. To create shade to attract fish.
2. Another theory is that the canopy reduces glare or reflection, making it easier to catch small prey.
3. The entire bird is covered in black plumage, which makes the bill, head, and neck invisible and disguises the bird under the canopy to possibly give it the edge in capturing prey.
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:22 am

Philip :clap: :clap:
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:24 am

:hmz: This Bird, +- 28 cms high, is a swift flier, indulging in acrobatics during the breeding season and one typical aspect of this birds behavior is, that it also preys on animals fleeing from bush fires.
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:11 am

I know that rollers perform lovely acrobatic dives in the breeding season and that they also hang around when the bush is burnt. From the size you mention, I'd say you could be talking about the lilac breasted roller?
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:55 am

Well done OWN :thumbs_up:, easy one. :wink:

The Lilac Breasted Roller, +- 28 cms high, is a swift flier, indulging in acrobatics during the breeding season and one typical aspect of this birds behavior is, that it also preys on animals fleeing from bush fires.
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