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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by Phokojwe » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:55 pm

Herons

They have certain feathers that break into powder. They rub this powder into their feathers. The feathers get sticky with slime when they feed on eels. The powder helps in removing the stickiness from their feathers. The rest of the stickiness they remove with their claws.
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by Philip1 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:26 pm

:clap: Phokojwe :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Phokojwe » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:06 pm

Which bird (female) when nesting, seals herself and her eggs inside the hollow of a tree?
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Unread post by Rooies » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:13 pm

The hornbills?
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Unread post by onewithnature » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:39 am

I'll ditto that answer.
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Unread post by Sparrow » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:29 am

Another ditto
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Unread post by Heksie » Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:33 am

We actually discussed this @ school the other day as we have grey hornbills here so I agree :w:
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Unread post by Phokojwe » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:49 am

Rooies, onewithnature, Sparrow, Heksie :clap:

It is the hornbill indeed !!

Female hornbills build nests in hollows of large tree trunks and the opening is sealed with a plaster made up mainly of feces. She remains imprisoned in her nest until the chicks are semi-developed relying on the male to bring her food. During this period the female undergoes a complete moult (Dropping all of her feathers). She is fed by her mate through a slit in the seal. They do this primarily for nest defence.

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Unread post by Rooies » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:30 pm

The fish eagle is selective eater who do not collect whatever is served up. Their prefered prey is the ________. It also selects a certain weight of that prey, about ________(Kilos or grams) Complete.

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Unread post by Philip1 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:49 pm

The Fish Eagle is selective eater do not collect whatever is served up. Their preferred prey is Fish. It also selects a certain weight of that prey, about 0.2268 grammes.

"Aside from fish, this efficient raptor will also take the young of water birds such as the lesser Flamingo, and very occasionally will go for Monkeys, Crocodile hatchlings, Frogs and insects. Except for the odd dead fish, fully mature African Fish-Eagles rarely feed on Carrion unless food is particularly scarce".
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by onewithnature » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:56 pm

I think you're spot on, Philip, except that I would change grams to kilograms - 0.23 kg of fish daily is about the average that a fish eagle consumes (more or less half a pound). :hmz: You'd think it was more than that, looking at their sheer size.
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by Philip1 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:14 am

onewithnature wrote: :hmz: You'd think it was more than that, looking at their sheer size.

The amazing fact is that the female is larger than the male. :big_eyes:

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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by onewithnature » Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:05 am

I saw a human couple today with the same body-proportion differential, Philip. The female was significantly larger than the tiny male. :twisted:
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by Rooies » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:48 am

Of course it must be a fish. Why is it called a fish eagle after all? :shock: So, no points for you two. Which type of fish? The weight is also not correct. (MY source is 'Birdlife Africa')
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by Heksie » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:50 am

Barbel?

250-300g?
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