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Unread postby Rangerboy_Mkuze » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:13 pm

Extras!! :lol:

Some fruits produce a waxy bloom that reflects UV helping birds find them.

And it is thought that migratory birds use UV to help them find direction as UV goes through clouds and it will help them find direction.
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Unread postby JenB » Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:01 am

Sorry, I just briefly left the building!

JF! You know that one.... bullsh*t baffles the brain! :lol:
But we will proceed with your question.

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Unread postby Rangerboy_Mkuze » Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:14 am

Hey JF,

Red-Billed and Yellow-Billed Hornbills :dance:

Extra - These guys follow around the mongoose grabbing all the little goodies that he misses, in return they warn him of danger. The Hornbills have even been recording waiting outside of burrows in the morning for their fury friend.
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Unread postby jfthibeau » Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:29 am

:clap: :clap: :clap: RangerBoy ....

... you win the next one .... :lol:
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Unread postby Richprins » Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:08 pm

Wow, jf!
Not a bad answer! :?

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Unread postby Rangerboy_Mkuze » Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:43 pm

OK, I picked up this one straight from the book but for those of you with out the book....

...good researching....

RECORD HOLDERS

1) Who flies the furtherest?
How far do they fly?
And how far will they fly in their life time?

2) Who flies the furtherest non-stop?
How far do they fly?
What is their average speed?
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Unread postby MarkWildDog » Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:35 pm

Um rangerboy, are these birds found in the south african region only or worldwide or in africa only or what sorry a bit unsure

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Unread postby Rangerboy_Mkuze » Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:18 am

:D
For the Far Flyer

Fairly uncommon but regular passage migrant and summer visitor.


For the non-stop flyer

Fairly common summer visitor to all coasts; regularly overwinters.


Both quotes are from "Sasol Bird's of Southern Africa". Hope this helps. :?
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Unread postby Pumbaa » Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:15 pm

Hah Rangerboy Mkuze,

I got you :dance:

1) Who flies the furtherest?
Artic Terns
How far do they fly?
50.000 km from their breeding grounds in the northern arctic tundra to the antartic pack ice and back again each year.
And how far will they fly in their life time?
They may live approx. 25 years and therefore they may fly up to one million kilometer in their lifetimes.

2) Who flies the furtherest non-stop?
Bar-tailed godwits
How far do they fly?
they embark on a non-stop flight of 11.600 km, travelling south across the Pacific Ocean and arriving on New Zealand's North Island only some six days later!
What is their average speed?
approx. 80 kilometer per hour.

Great questions :thumbs_up: In the beginning I was totally wrong and were searching in storks and albatrosses but then I got it. 8)

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Unread postby Rangerboy_Mkuze » Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:39 am

Aaaahhh Pumbaa! :cry: I wish I could tell you, you were wrong but....


.....great job! :clap: :clap:

Over to you.
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Unread postby Pumbaa » Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:07 pm

Thanks Rangerboy Mkuze,:dance:

please allow me time until tomorrow evening to post another quiz.

Thanks for all your patience.

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Unread postby Pumbaa » Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:25 pm

So - here we got again.

Which bird is called "rainbird" and why???

Good luck - guess not difficult :dance:

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Unread postby jfthibeau » Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:43 pm

Hamerkop .... :lol:
The call of the bird was synonymous with the imminent possibility of rain.
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Unread postby ldejager » Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:33 pm

Burchell's coucal? It is believed that when you hear them it will rain in 3 days time and you only hear them when there is rain in the air. :wink:

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Unread postby Pumbaa » Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:15 pm

Hi there,

sorry for letting you wait.

Sorry JF but I was not loooking for the hamerkop. :(

It is indeed the Burchal's coucal. It often calls before, during or after rain.

So over to you Idejager. :clap:


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