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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:09 pm

:clap: Good Pjw!

Little patience Batmad, especially since we had a little interruption on the site. :wink:
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Unread postby Batmad » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:42 pm

Yes sir

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Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:53 pm

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

Pjw, I think you can continue!
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Pjw » Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:54 pm

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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Unread postby Karl Jaacks » Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:08 pm

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.

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Unread postby Pjw » Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:56 pm

: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
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Karl Jaacks » Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:33 am

Hi Guys

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

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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Pjw » Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:21 pm

Lappert faced vulture because it has a big beak/bill that can break open a carcass?
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Unread postby Freda » Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:25 pm

I agree with Pjw :)

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Unread postby billyf » Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:36 pm

Cape Vultures??

Lappet faced usually eat last as they are the bone breakers??
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Unread postby Imberbe » Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:32 pm

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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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Pjw » Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:14 pm

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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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Karl Jaacks » Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:41 am

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:

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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:23 pm

PJW did the legg work ... your'e IT! :wink:
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Pjw » Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:37 pm

@ 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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