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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:08 am

Morning Ifubesi :?
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Ifubesi » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:28 pm

I am back :? . Sorry once again for keeping everyone waiting. I started a new job at a well-known conservation NPO so was a bit busy...
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Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:21 pm

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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:00 am

onewithnature wrote:MarkusF :clap: :clap:


:( Don't know when MarkusF will be back. Own give us another one, please. :)
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Unread postby Rooies » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:19 am

If no one is around, let me throw one in;

The beaks of pelicans have an adaption, shared with no other bird in the world. What is it?
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Unread postby Philip1 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:30 pm

They have a large flap of skin beneath their beaks, to handle all of the water that comes with the fish meal. They then let the water drain out and swallow their dinner.
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Unread postby Rooies » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:40 pm

The questions are too easy for you clever lot.

The pelican has a modified lower mandible with a huge, distensible pouch. The pouch is so large that, in addition to the bird's catch,it can hold almost 14 litres of water.

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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:56 pm

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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:15 pm

Marabou storks has an important adaptation for flight. What is it and why?
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Heksie » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:41 am

Hollow toe bones as they are so heavy? To help them stay in the air?
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:42 am

Heksie :gflower: , i will give it to you: In addition to hollow leg bones, Marabou storks have hollow toes to reduce their weight. In such a large bird, this is an important adaptation for flight.
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:53 am

Phokojwe wrote:Heksie :clap: :clap:
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Heksie » Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:40 am

What is a brood parasite and give and example...
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:31 am

The European cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) is, famously, a “brood parasite”: the female lays her eggs in other birds’ nests. Typical victims are small birds like reed warblers and wagtails. When the young cuckoo hatches, its first act is to dispose of any other eggs: it heaves them out of the nest, leaving itself as the sole occupant.
Also interesting: Among professional brood parasites, different species have different levels of destructiveness. The duck, for example, is rather charming: it doesn’t destroy any eggs nor enslave its foster parents. All it needs is a bit of warmth for the egg to incubate. The day the duckling hatches, it paddles off into the world, fending for itself right from the get-go. It’s one of the planet’s most independent young birds.
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