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Re: Animal call quiz (RV)

Unread postby ossendryver » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:38 am

when our guide said that to us it was because of the sorts of a heard of impala

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Re: Animal call quiz (RV)

Unread postby saraf » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:51 am

Sorry Elzet, you are right, I should have indicated that.

There were 2 mammals.
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Re: Animal call quiz (RV)

Unread postby oddesy » Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:01 am

Interesting question!

Seeing as as you are talking of sunset, maybe bats? when the first exit their roost they communicate with one another in a range audible to us?
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Re: Animal call quiz (RV)

Unread postby saraf » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:02 pm

There is really no hard and fast answer. However there are specific noises that are made that would alert an interested observer to the presence of a predator, even if that predator could not be seen by us humans. So what noises, and what mammal would make them and what do they sound like, in general?
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Re: Animal call quiz (RV)

Unread postby ndloti » Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:23 pm

ksh ! ksh ! ksh (repeatedly - depending on amount of impala) - impala
a single occasional barking sound -as would a big dog - kudu , bushbuck
ka !ka! ka!(repeatedly) - vervet monkey
bo-wu ! (repeatedly - depending on amount of baboon) - baboon
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Re: Animal call quiz (RV)

Unread postby Elzet » Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:27 pm

Hi Saraf, no problem.


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Boggom! - Baboon. :lol: :lol:


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Two jackals?
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Re: Animal call quiz (RV)

Unread postby Elzet » Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:39 pm

Retract the jackals. Me thinks it is hyena.



Giggles are made by submissive individuals at a (possible) kill waiting their turn while being chased away by higher ranking animals.


Found this great link re hyena calls: http://www.acoustics.org/press/155th/theunissen.htm
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Re: Animal call quiz (RV)

Unread postby Elzet » Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:55 pm

Retract. Now I think that it is warthogs being ambushed on their way to their den. :slap:


The warthog also has sounds that are used for alarm. Two examples of these sounds are growl-grunt and a high squeal.


I have covered almost the full range of Mamalia. :redface: :redface: :slap: Sorry...
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Re: Animal call quiz (RV)

Unread postby saraf » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:49 pm

:lol: Isn't it nice to sit back and "watch" what develops.

Now, are you going to start on the birds or should we get a new question up and running? :D
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Re: Animal call quiz (RV)

Unread postby Elzet » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:51 pm

Nah, not necessary if you give us the answer. :twisted: :twisted:


I think you are referring to mongeese. :P
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Re: Animal call quiz (RV)

Unread postby saraf » Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:02 pm

OK, Ndloti was correct with the baboon, impala and monkies.

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Re: Animal call quiz (RV)

Unread postby ndloti » Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:38 pm

Which bird call can easily be confused with a ground hornbills call ?
(The call is usually heard at dawn , so those who dwell in large camps may not hear it unless on a daywalk .)
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Re: Animal call quiz (RV)

Unread postby BushFairy » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:30 pm

Either Common Ostrich or Verreaux's Eagle Owl that I can think of?
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Re: Animal call quiz (RV)

Unread postby oddesy » Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:05 pm

Agree with verreaux eagle owl :thumbs_up:
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Re: Animal call quiz (RV)

Unread postby ndloti » Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:23 pm

:thumbs_up: Verreaux Eagle Owl .
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