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 Post subject: Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)
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:clap: Good Pjw!

Little patience Batmad, especially since we had a little interruption on the site. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)
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Yes sir

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OK, more than three days have gone by now. :whistle:

Pjw, I think you can continue!

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 Post subject: Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)
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If you find a swift on the ground, if you can, you should pick it up and throw it GENTLY into the air. Why?

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 Post subject: Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)
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Hi Guys :redface:

Sorry i did not reply, i could not log in. :wall: :wall:

You were right about the Marabu stork.

Let me take a chance about the swift.
They cant walk, so they cant get speed to get in the air.

Karl :D

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 Post subject: Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)
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:clap: :clap: Yes Karl. In fact they cannot stand at all, so cannot launch themselves into the air. They only land when they are nesting and their nests are high up so they literally fall out and start flapping their wings
You are the question master again :D

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Hi Guys

Which one of the valtures are first at a kill and why?

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Lappert faced vulture because it has a big beak/bill that can break open a carcass?

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I agree with Pjw :)


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Cape Vultures??

Lappet faced usually eat last as they are the bone breakers??

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Somewhere in the back of my memory banks I remember rather vaguely that it is the hooded vulture. They often follow lions around.

But I might be wrong.

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Ok since everyone had a different idea I decided to look it up. Accorning to my Raptor book (Raptor Identification guide for Southern Africa Ulrich Oberprieler & Burger Cillie) The White headed Vulture is often the 1st at a carcass, but cannot compete with the larger Vultures when they arrive.
Lappert Faced Vulture often arrives later than the others, but is often the first to break open the carcass. It dominates all other Vultures (neighborhood bully :shock: )
Hooded Vulture has a slender beak and cannot compete with the other vultures so it feeds on scraps and pieces of skin & small bone
Cape Vulture specialses in carrion especially the softer parts of large mammalian carcasses. Bone fragmetns are an impertant source of calcium

So to answer the original question: The white headed Vulture is often the 1st at the carcass, but usually has to wait for the Lappert Faced to open the carcass up

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Hi Guys

It is either the white headed or the hooded, they have the smaller wing span so they can decend quicker to the kill. :hmz:

Over to you Imberbe or PJW :thumbs_up:

1 more sleep them i am there. :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes:

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PJW did the legg work ... your'e IT! :wink:

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@ Imbereb. I think you just don't want to be it!!!!!!!!! :P
A) what is a raptor
B) Give 2 examples of birds that take live and/or warm blooded prey, but are not classified as raptors

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