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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Rooies » Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:59 pm

Where are the birders? Are they out in the field busy spotting?
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby saraf » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:45 pm

Rooies wrote:It's time to crank up this quiz again.

We have always been fascinated by the migration of birds, but most of this interest has been centred on the ways in which birds navigate. One of the fundamental facets of migration that has been largely ignored involves predicting which species will be migratory and under what conditions.

We are talking here about Insectivores, Granivores and Frugifores only.

Anyone with an answer?


I'll have a stab. Food. If the main food source disappears then the birds will need to find an alternative.
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Rooies » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:38 pm

Saraf, food is always the factor but I need a little bit more.
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Rooies » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:00 pm

The answer is, species that eat insects, especially highly mobile insects or their larvae, are more likely to be migratory than are species with different diets. Granivores, for example, are often nomadic, moving with around opportunistically and unpredictably, in response to rainfall. Frugivores at the other extreme of the spectrum, are almost entirely sedentary.

There is a lot more to this, but since there were little interest in this question, I will leave it at that.
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Rooies » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:30 pm

This quiz has been neglected for 5 months, so I am going to ask an easy one.

Which animals that weigh in at almost 2000kg is able to jump over a fence of 2.5 metres?
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby ndloti » Wed May 02, 2012 5:41 pm

Eland?
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby RosemaryH » Wed May 02, 2012 6:00 pm

I would have to agree with ndloti :)
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby vinkie » Thu May 03, 2012 12:26 am

Male Kudu? Just wondering about the weight? 2000kg is a lot.
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Rooies » Thu May 03, 2012 8:19 am

ndloti wrote:Eland?


Eland it is :clap:
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby vinkie » Thu May 03, 2012 9:13 am

Well done :thumbs_up:
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Rooies » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:33 pm

Ndloti is a bit slow on this one, but I don't think that he will mind if I 'gooi' a question.

What has the Greater Kestrel and a dog have in common in terms of feeding?
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Rooies » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:41 pm

I am starting to develop an inferiority complex. Nobody want to answer my question. :pray:
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby picnic » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:51 pm

Rooies I really don't know. :roll: Maybe hide there excess food under vegetation. :hmz:

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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby vinkie » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:11 pm

Don't have a clue either what the answer could be sorry....have been searching but couldn't find it. :?
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Rooies » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:24 pm

picnic wrote:Rooies I really don't know. :roll: Maybe hide there excess food under vegetation. :hmz:


You are spot on. Like dogs, they like to hide food under rocks or vegetation.
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