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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Rooies » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:41 am

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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:52 am

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Name a species of bird that eats the shell of the egg while the chick is hatching?
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Tom124 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:06 pm

Great tit :)
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Rooies » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:35 pm

Penguin?
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:38 pm

Yes, Tom, the great tit does do this; but I am looking for a Southern African bird that will do the same.
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Unread postby Imberbe » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:49 pm

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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Heksie » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:53 pm

Kori bustard?
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Rooies » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:24 pm

OWN, I must say, you are a very patient man. You have waited for 5 months but I think its time to ask another one. :whistle:
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:53 am

Rooies wrote:OWN, I must say, you are a very patient man. You have waited for 5 months but I think its time to ask another one. :whistle:


:lol: Then again, Rooies, I work with patients all the time. :wink:

The answer to the previous question is ducks and geese.

Okay, let me ask another Q:

In a perfect world, the best shape for a bird's egg - in terms of weight-saving, best use of space, and greatest strength - would be a perfect sphere (a ball). Why then are birds' eggs almost always oval shaped?
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Rooies » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:13 am

A quick fire from the hip. Answer 1: It is to prevent them from rolling away.
Answer 2: It is to accommodate the shape of the embryo.
Answer 3 The oval structure is stronger.

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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:16 am

That is known as "egging" the answer along, Rooies. :wink: I'll wait to see what others have to say - hopefully they'll use more than their hip. :twisted:
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby huntsman » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:16 am

Shape of the birth canal perhaps?
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby Rooies » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:27 pm

Can we have some movement here? :whistle:
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby huntsman » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:08 pm

Bowel, perhaps?
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Re: BIRD BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR (RV)

Unread postby RosemaryH » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:35 pm

:funny: huntsman!

Off the top of my head... I would go with huntsman - Shape of the birth canal.
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