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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:22 pm

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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:45 pm

Rooies wrote:Jislaaik, now I have to think of something that OWN doesn't know. Give me a mo or ten.

:hmz: Maybe one from the "Vrystaat" :)
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby Rooies » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:20 pm

I will have one within the next couple of hours. It will be about mousebirds, so dust off your mousebird books off and wait for the question.
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby Rooies » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:56 pm

So here it is;

Mousebirds and reptiles have something in common. What is this?
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby Rooies » Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:35 pm

No guesses? If you read the answer, you will kick yourself. The answer is very obvious and need no scientific explanation.
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:11 am

:redface: Scales?
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby Rooies » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:39 pm

Time for an answer. A mousebird is able to regulate its temperature. It can go down as little as 26 degrees. Just like reptiles, they sit in the sun on cold mornings, facing the sun. They lift their feathers to expose the dark skin to the sun. This way they are able to up their body temperature to the 'normal operating level'

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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:03 am

Excellent Q, Rooies. :clap: No Q from me just yet as I am away for a week. :dance:
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:01 am

:) OWN, back in the saddle again. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:55 am

Okay, I'll get to it soon ...
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:56 am

onewithnature wrote:Okay, I'll get to it soon ...


:yaya:
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby Rooies » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:26 pm

OWN looks like a busy man and I don't think he will mind if I throw in the next one.

A new Zealand shorebird, the Wrybill, is unique among the world of birds in that its beak bends approximately 20 degrees to the right. Why is that? The birds we know have bills that bends either upwards or downwards.
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:37 pm

The Wrybill uses the bill like a hook to gather insect larvae and eggs from beneath stones, or as a spoon to scoop crustaceans from mud.
The Wrybill or Ngutuparore (Māori) Anarhynchus frontalis is a species of plover endemic to New Zealand
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby Rooies » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:43 pm

You are right Phil. :clap: They use their beaks to gather food from overhanging rock
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:49 pm

:thumbs_up: Which Bird builds a nest that is a metre across and two metres high?
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