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Thu May 10, 2007 3:42 pm Unread post
Hey everyone :D
Well, i've been looking through recent quizzes and noticed that there aren't many bird quizzes. So, i thought it would be nice to have a bird quizz for a change, as there hasn't been one in a while.

I'll start with an easy one. Good luck and enjoy :D

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(Reference: www.surfbirds.com)
a. Id this bird
b. Besides insects what else does it eat?
c. Is it solitary or gregarious
d. Are the wings longer or shorter in comparison to that
of other rollers? Why?


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Thu May 10, 2007 4:11 pm Unread post
Good idea Jonty.

My answers

1) European roller
2) Dunno
3) solitary
4) Longer - a guess - to migrate better



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Thu May 10, 2007 4:34 pm Unread post
trouble is - we can see everyone's answers.
I knew it was a European roller though!



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Thu May 10, 2007 4:39 pm Unread post
that is true, but how do you know the other persons answers are correct. anyway, i will give an extra point to the person answering first to make it fair for that person. :wink:



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Fri May 11, 2007 3:32 pm Unread post
Ok. Good job bush baptist :D

Answers:
a. European roller
b. Frogs, Lizzards, Scorpions, Spiders
c. Usually solitary
d. Longer wings. It is a long distant migrant, which usually do have longer wings than resident sp.

Image
a. Id this bird
b. Does the colour of the bill ever change? If so, when
and what colour?
c. Describe the habitat
d. Where do they build nests?


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Sat May 26, 2007 11:15 am Unread post
HEy!!

I enjoy the bird quizzes!! Please keep them rolling..

Ok wild guess here I come!!

a) Greyheaded Sparrow
b) Yes, bill black (breeding). Horn (non breeding)
c) Acacia Savanna, dry woodlan, exotic plantations, farmyards
d) Hole in tree, wall, hollow fence post, eave of building, thatched roof or old nest of little swift or striped swallow

:roll:



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Sat May 26, 2007 3:06 pm Unread post
Hey candy style. :D i see you're pretty new here. welcome. i must say, i'm glad someone likes my bird quizz :lol:

I'm gonna stop giving points though, cos not many people seem to be pretty interested, but i will definately keep them coming. maybe it will spark some interest later.

i'll let you know the answer and post the new quizz this evening :D



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Sat May 26, 2007 4:18 pm Unread post
Thanx jonty1 :mrgreen:, your the best!!

I can totaly understand why you not giving out points any more. But don't mind :lol: Just as long as I get birds to ID I'm happy.. Hehe



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Sat May 26, 2007 4:27 pm Unread post
Jonty1 - keep the bird quiz coming... people might not try to answer, but they are learning from it!



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Sat May 26, 2007 6:22 pm Unread post
Good job Candys style. :D
Here the answers

a. Id this bird
Souther greyheaded sparrow
b. Does the colour of the bill ever change? When and what
colour?

During winter. Black in summer, dull yellow in winter.
c. Describe the habitat
Acacia savannah, dry woodland, and farmyards.
d. Where do they build nests?
They are hole nesting sparrows.

Next.......... :D
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a. Id this bird
b. What is the main diet
c. The breeding behaviour of this bird is unusual.
Describe it
d. What is the difference in colour of the eyes of the
male and female?



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Sat May 26, 2007 7:02 pm Unread post
Yippe!! Another Birdie.. Hehe

Ok well it's hard to tell with the position of the bird and how the lights hitting it.. But with the barred under parts I woud say it is a Cuckoo. The tint of green suggests:
a) Diederik Cukoo
b) Insects, but mainly caterpillars
c) When it comes to laying eggs the female will lay her eggs in another bird's nest. The 'host' will then sit on the cuckoos egg which looks like the host's eggs. The cuckoo will hatch before the host's eggs and will destroy the eggs.
d) You've got me here?? Unless I've got the wrong bird hehe..

I'll be waiting :wink:



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Sat May 26, 2007 7:02 pm Unread post
a. Diederik Cuckoo
b. Caterpillars
c. He feeds her caterpillars and and does a display with stiff wings. He calls while he is flying to her.
d. Don't know :cry:



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Sat May 26, 2007 7:05 pm Unread post
a. Id this bird
ans: Diderick cuckoo
b. What is the main diet
ans: mainly caterpillars; also butterflies, termites, grasshoppers
c. The breeding behaviour of this bird is unusual.
Describe it

ans: for starters male does a cute little mating "dance" and offers his beloved a caterpillar. The female leaves her egg in some other poor unsuspecting birds' nest and flies off into the sunset.
d. What is the difference in colour of the eyes of the
male and female?

ans: male has red eye and eye ring; female had rust or hazel colour eyes and brown eye ring.



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Sat May 26, 2007 7:09 pm Unread post
HEy jonty1..

Check it out, more people are answering your quiz!!



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Sat May 26, 2007 7:12 pm Unread post
I noticed :D . looks like its catching on now that the points thing has fallen away. unfortunately i'm only gonna give answer tomorrow morning, and then give a new bird.

glad you enjoying it :D
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