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 Post subject: Re: Guides of Selous
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Hello Whiteman, we are all fine, hope you are well? Is it good news about the rain?

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 Post subject: Re: Guides of Selous
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Hello formites! I hope your are all doing well . Selous it's Ok & it is full of baby impala everywhere you drive you get them.
The white crowned lapwings that we are having here they tend to look much different with other lapwings especially feet colour,their feet usually it's yellow,but the one we are seeing here their completely greenish on their feet.
What might be making the differences colour on their feet?

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 Post subject: Re: Guides of Selous
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Guides of Selous wrote:
Hello formites! I hope your are all doing well . Selous it's Ok & it is full of baby impala everywhere you drive you get them.
The white crowned lapwings that we are having here they tend to look much different with other lapwings especially feet colour,their feet usually it's yellow,but the one we are seeing here their completely greenish on their feet.
What might be making the differences colour on their feet?


Best regard fr; whiteman John


Does any one have an answer for this one?

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 Post subject: Re: Guides of Selous
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This colour does seem to vary and is not strictly yellow as such, I see even pictures shown in the Roberts PC program show mostly with greenish legs in the KNP chobe and a few other places in fact there they appear to be mostly this colour tone while the wattled are destinctly yellow legged.

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 Post subject: Re: Guides of Selous
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I do appreciate for the good answer wingman, actually it was really giving me headache especially on identification of their legs colour.
Book of east africa birds doesn't tell legs colour of white crowned lapwings,but birds of africa south of the sahara it is the one that am using & it does gives some details on legs colour .

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 Post subject: Re: Guides of Selous
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Hello Formites!
I hope you are all doing great,Do snake have a territory?

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 Post subject: Greetings from Kiki Nnko
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hello our friends, how are you doing? We're fine but so sory for being quite in a couple of months,, we were out of internet together with having many guests.... Hope everyone in the forum is fine as we are fine in Selous.
I'm Furahini William <Kiki Nnko> one of the Guides of Selous,,,. It's my pleasure that you still remember us.
I'll keep asking you questions as long as you allow me (us) to do it. Thanks a lot,,, many regards from my fellow Guides.
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1. What are the differences between Gazelles and Antelopes?

ASANTE / THANK YOU


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 Post subject: Re: Guides of Selous
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Welcome back, Guides of Selous/Furahini William <Kiki Nnko> :D
Many regards to your fellow guides.

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Welcome back! :yaya:

The term 'gazelle' applies to small antelope such as impala and Thomson's gazelles. So there is no real difference, it is just a name.
Wildebeest and eland are also antelope, but one will not use the name gazelle for them.

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 Post subject: Re: Guides of Selous
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Thank you Matthys and DuQues.
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WHAT IS THE SMALLEST ANTELOPE?
(In Africa & in the World)


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Hi there :D

Good to have you around again :thumbs_up:

I stand to be corrected, but I would say the the smallest antelope in Africa and the world, would be the Royal Antelope with a shoulder height of 25cms and a weight of 1,5kgs.

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Hi, thank you RosemaryH


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Hello,
please, give me a short LIFE story of TERMITES

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Pfft, that is a tall order, we know too much about termites. ;)
Okay, here goes, without all the Latin and behaviour that you probably already know:

There is a queen, she can live to about 45 years old. The queen adds an extra set of ovaries with each molt, which results in a huge distended abdomen. A mature queen can produce more than 2,000 eggs a day.
There is a king, who only grows a little larger after mating, but mates for life.This is very different from ant colonies, in which a queen mates once with the male(s) and stores the gametes for life, as the male ants die shortly after mating.
You also have the worker termites. These do not have wings, and digest cellulose in food and are the most likely to be found in infested wood. Prokaryotes (sorry, no other name that I know of, call it bacteria) help digest the cellulose in the gut.
The soldiers keep the nest safe from invaders like ants. Their jaws are very large and powerful, and in many cases (depending on kind of termite) they have to be fed by the workers.
The winged termites can reproduce (unlike worker and soldier) and have eyes, again unlike worker and soldier.They swarm in the dry season, bad fliers really, and when they find a damp enough place they shed their wings and start a new colony.

Termites are generally grouped according to their feeding behaviour. The commonly used groupings are subterranean, soil-feeding, drywood, dampwood, and grass-eating.
The nests you will know, and you probably also know that the nests are extremely well airconditioned, keeping the temperatures at the preferred level.

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