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I see you are fond of the raptors?

a) Lizard Buzzard
b) Vertical black line on the throat
c) Gabar Goshawk and an Ovambo Sparrowhawk
d) Usually solitary
e) 33-34 days by female only..

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katydownunder wrote:
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Thank you jonty, this is so much fun :clap:
You should see me sitting here with 4 different bird books and my friend google :lol:
Although I am often wrong I learn a lot, thanx for all your effort making up these bird quizzes :thumbs_up:

Katy


Its a pleasure taking the time. makes learning fun :D

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Sorry katy.. Didn't see your post :redface:

Well I reckon you are spot on!!

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Very sorry for late reply :)

answers:
a. Identify this bird
Lizard buzzard
b. Describe the most distinctive plumage feature.
The lizard buzzard has a vertical black line down the centre of its white throat. This type of marking is called a gular stripe or monogram.
c. This bird is often mistaken for two other birds. Name them.
The goshawk and the sparrowhawk
d. Is it solitary or gregarious?
They are solitary, only pairing up during breeding season. The female incubates eggs while the male tends to her needs and guards the nest.
e. How long are the eggs incubated?
Incubation is around 33days. Nestling for a period of about 40days, with the chicks being dependant on their parents for a further of 30-40 days after their first flight

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a. Id this bird
b. Name the characteristic feeding behaviour which is characteristic for both this bird and the fiscal shrike.
c. Besides insects, what else does this bird feed on?
d. Does this bird migrate in breeding season? Where?
e. What is the main habitat?

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Good to know you still alive.. Hehe

a) Redbacked Shrike
b) Perches on fences, bushes, tree or telephone wire and drops down to catch prey. Impales prey on thorns.
c) Small reptiles and nestling birds
d) Yes, Perthshire (Scotland)?
e) Savanna and scrubby woodland

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Phew this kid is clued up, can't argue with Candy's answer :D


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Great :dance:
Thought that would be an easy one :)

Answers:
a. Id this bird
Redbacked shrike
b. Name the characteristic feeding behaviour which is characteristic for both this bird and the fiscal shrike.
They both impale their surplus prey on sharp objects, which is called a larder
c. Besides insects, what else does this bird feed on?
Small reptiles, frogs, spiders, small mice and nestling birds
d. Does this bird migrate in breeding season? Where?
It is a Palaearctic migrant, coming to southern Africa from North Africa, Europe and northern asia, in November to December.
e. What is the main habitat?
Savannah and scrubby woodland

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a. Identify
b. Name 3 things, besides insects, that makes up the diet.
c. How many bird species has this bird been known to imitate?
d. Do both the male and female help build the next? Describe where the nest is built.
e. What role does the male fulfil once the young are born?

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- Cape Robin Chat
- spiders and other invertebrates,worms, small frogs, lizards and some fruit
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-In the wild they will nest low down in thick bush, or low down in a bushy tree.
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:redface: This is how far I got with the answers.
Still have to have a look for the rest.

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We got a breeding pair in our garden :dance:

a) Cape Robin (Chat)
b) Fruit, worms and lizards
c) 1?
d) Nest built by female. On ground in dense vegetation, hollow in bank, hole in wall, tree or flood debris, flower pot, disused tin, hanging fern basket etc. 1m above ground rarely to 3m.
e) Feed the female incubating young?

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Great that you join us, Katy :D
c) I guess about 20


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Hi Freda ! :yaya:

I already joined in a few times before as well, not very frequent though.
I really love jonty's bird quizzes.
Great fun, but I have to search through a lot of books Image

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@katy: good guess on 20 birds. :shock:
well done guys. next one is not gonna be too easy (i think) :wink:

answers:
a. Identify
Cape robin
b. Name 3 things, besides insects, that makes up the diet.
Fruit, small frogs, lizards, centipedes, worms and spiders
c. How many bird species has this bird been known to imitate?
Twenty approximately
d. Do both the male and female help build the next? Describe where the nest is built.
Only the female builds the nest, sometimes on the ground in dense vegetation, or hollows in banks, holes in walls, flowerpots, disused tins, hanging baskets, etc. Nests are usually built about one metre above the ground.
e. What role does the male fulfil once the young are born
He helps in feeding

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a. Identify
b. On what do they feed.
c. What other bird is it most commonly mistaken for? Describe the difference between the two.
d. In what habitats are these birds found?

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Black Tailed Godwit. I think

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Good to see you here again timbo..

a) Bartailed Godwit
b) Molluscs, worms, insects, crustaceans
c) Blacktailed Godwit :lol: Black has a straight beak where bar's beak is slightly upcurved. No streaks on Black's neck. Plain black tail present in the Black.
d) Tidal flats, estuaries, lagoons, shallow inland dams or pans.

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See i told you i was wrong damn.
I agree with whoever is right.

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