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 Post subject: Re: I'm thinking of! (RV)
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:15 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: I'm thinking of! (RV)
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Cool :) I haven't played here for a while, so here goes ....


I'm thinking of ... ?

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 Post subject: Re: I'm thinking of! (RV)
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Animal :(
Place :(
Bird :thumbs_up: (yes, I'm afraid it's a bird again :lol: )
Plant :(
Reptile :(

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 Post subject: Re: I'm thinking of! (RV)
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raptor?

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 Post subject: Re: I'm thinking of! (RV)
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Animal :(
Place :(
Bird :thumbs_up: (yes, I'm afraid it's a bird again :lol: )
Plant :(
Reptile :(
Seed eater :(
Raptor :thumbs_up:
Eagle :(
Owl :(
Vulture :(
Hawk :(
Gymnogene :(
Falcon :(
Buzzard :(
Shrike :(

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 Post subject: Re: I'm thinking of! (RV)
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secretary bird?

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 Post subject: Re: I'm thinking of! (RV)
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:31 am 
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Wildflowergirl !!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Well done :)

From Wikipedia:

Unlike most birds of prey, the Secretarybird is largely terrestrial, hunting its prey on foot. Adults hunt in pairs and sometimes as loose familial flocks, stalking through the habitat with long strides. Prey may consist of insects, mammals ranging in size from mice to hares and mongoose, crabs, lizards, snakes, tortoises, young birds, bird eggs, and sometimes dead animals killed in grass or bush fires. Larger herbivores are not generally hunted, although there are some reports of Secretarybirds killing young gazelles. The importance of snakes in the diet has been exaggerated in the past, although they can be locally important and venomous species such as adders and cobras are regularly among the types of snake preyed upon.

Prey is often discovered by the Secretarybirds via stomping on clumps of vegetation, which then flushes prey for them to capture. It also waits near fires, eating anything it can that is trying to escape. They can either catch prey by chasing it and striking with the bill and swallowing (usually with small prey), or stamping on prey until it is rendered stunned or unconscious enough to swallow.Studies of this latter strategy have helped reconstruct the possible feeding mechanisms employed by the gigantic 'terror birds' that lived between sixty and five million years ago. Larger or dangerous prey, such as venomous snakes, are instead stunned or killed by the bird jumping onto their backs, at which point they will try to snap their necks or backs. There are some reports that, when capturing snakes, the Secretarybirds will take flight with their prey and then drop them to their death, although this has not been verified. Even with larger prey, food is generally swallowed whole through the birds' considerable gape. Occasionally, like other raptors, they will tear apart prey with their feet before consuming it.

Young are fed liquefied and regurgitated insects directly by the male or female parent and are eventually weaned to small mammals and reptile fragments regurgitated onto the nest itself. The above foodstuffs are originally stored in the crop of the adults

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Thanks. :)
I'm thinking of...

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Mammal no
wildflower sort-of yes. But think outside the box. I had to smile when I saw this. :)
reptile no
bird no
plant yes :)

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Found in Kruger yip
wild dagga..... No


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 Post subject: Re: I'm thinking of! (RV)
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Location: dreaming of the bush
Mammal no
wildflower sort-of yes.
reptile no
bird no
plant yes
found in Kruger yes
wild dagga no
can be used for medicinal purposes :hmz: I think so. I haven't tried it yet but have heard that it can be
found in camps - I think there could be. I know there is at some picnic spots.
tree Yes
shrub no

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 Post subject: Re: I'm thinking of! (RV)
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 Post subject: Re: I'm thinking of! (RV)
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 Post subject: Re: I'm thinking of! (RV)
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