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 Post subject: Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:59 pm 
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Where are the birders? Are they out in the field busy spotting?

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Rooies wrote:
It's time to crank up this quiz again.

We have always been fascinated by the migration of birds, but most of this interest has been centred on the ways in which birds navigate. One of the fundamental facets of migration that has been largely ignored involves predicting which species will be migratory and under what conditions.

We are talking here about Insectivores, Granivores and Frugifores only.

Anyone with an answer?


I'll have a stab. Food. If the main food source disappears then the birds will need to find an alternative.

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 Post subject: Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)
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Saraf, food is always the factor but I need a little bit more.

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 Post subject: Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)
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The answer is, species that eat insects, especially highly mobile insects or their larvae, are more likely to be migratory than are species with different diets. Granivores, for example, are often nomadic, moving with around opportunistically and unpredictably, in response to rainfall. Frugivores at the other extreme of the spectrum, are almost entirely sedentary.

There is a lot more to this, but since there were little interest in this question, I will leave it at that.

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 Post subject: Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)
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This quiz has been neglected for 5 months, so I am going to ask an easy one.

Which animals that weigh in at almost 2000kg is able to jump over a fence of 2.5 metres?

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Eland?

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I would have to agree with ndloti :)

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Male Kudu? Just wondering about the weight? 2000kg is a lot.

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ndloti wrote:
Eland?


Eland it is :clap:

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Well done :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)
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Ndloti is a bit slow on this one, but I don't think that he will mind if I 'gooi' a question.

What has the Greater Kestrel and a dog have in common in terms of feeding?

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 Post subject: Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)
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I am starting to develop an inferiority complex. Nobody want to answer my question. :pray:

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Rooies I really don't know. :roll: Maybe hide there excess food under vegetation. :hmz:


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Don't have a clue either what the answer could be sorry....have been searching but couldn't find it. :?

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Rooies I really don't know. :roll: Maybe hide there excess food under vegetation. :hmz:


You are spot on. Like dogs, they like to hide food under rocks or vegetation.

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