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 Post subject: Re: Gugglepruff (QM)
Unread postPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 3:03 pm 
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:redface: :redface: No Mafunyane. Got a bit carried away. Memory is not as good as what it used to be.

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Let's put it this way, this bird's body is specifically adapted for snake-killing! :twisted:



Saw bird here and reacted. Serpent/Snake Eagle it must be of course. :thumbs_up:


So I'm going for sea eagle.

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Actually they are related if I am not mistaken and comes from the same order (Accipitriformes) The Secretary bird (Sagittarius Serpentaris) has an eagle-like body on long, hard-scaled legs (to prevent snakebites). It uses its large wings to shield it too.
It is a bird of prey known as the Marching Eagle after all and its name relates to snakes.
Perhaps you are right, Elzet!

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 Post subject: Re: Gugglepruff (QM)
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The Dassie and Elephant are also related. Although the eagle and secretary bird could possible be related a secretary bird is not an eagle

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 Post subject: Re: Gugglepruff (QM)
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Sorry Mafunyane, not so true either.

Hyraxes are widely stated to be the closest living relatives of elephants. This is not so. Though both are within the cohort of mammals known as Afrotheria, the Hyrax is not the closest living relative of the elephant. Elephants (Proboscidea) and hyraxes (Hyracoidae) are both more closely related to manatees and dugongs (Sirenia) than they are to one another.


Bushmom, it is a serpent-aris indeed.


RP, I realise you have three days, but eissch... :wink:

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One book says one thing another something else.. Who is correct??All this is just theory's that change as much as the weather.. but I understand Elzet I was just pointing out my frustration about answers that can get linked so scientifically.....

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Unread postPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 6:06 pm 
Elzet wrote:

RP, I realise you have three days, but eissch... :wink:


Three days! I sometimes take 3 months! :twisted:

Told you it may be hotly contested, but yes, I purposely said "Eagle family", and had secretary bird in mind! 8)

My one reference calls it "this aberrant terrestrial eagle"! :lol:

So good for you, Elzet! :thumbs_up:


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Told you so, Mafunyane :wink: Take a good look at a picture of a secretary bird again and cover up the legs. You will be surprised at what you see.

Elzet :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Gugglepruff (QM)
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And well done, Bushmom! :thumbs_up:


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WHOOOOOP-WHOOOOOP Image

Mafunyane - :thumbs_up:

Bushmom - :thumbs_up:

RP - :thumbs_up: (thanks for not taking 3 months!). :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Gugglepruff (QM)
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Does this mean I can pose a Q, or only the Quiz Master?

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 Post subject: Re: Gugglepruff (QM)
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Only me.

Begone! :evil:



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:lol: :lol: Micetta, you should know that I am a lover Image, not a fighter.








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