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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread post by Rooies » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:58 am

Aardvark? No, but very close.
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A pangolin?

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Unread post by Rooies » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:53 am

NetEk wrote:Aardvark I'm just think which mammals dung looks like sand......



Aardvark it is :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by onewithnature » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:48 pm

NetEk. :clap: :clap: You were closer than originally thought. :wink: :popcorn:
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Unread post by Rooies » Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:25 pm

The bird quizzies are busy at the moment, so I will ask one in the open quiz.

Which family of birds tend to lose the power of flight more readily that other families of birds? More than a quarter of all living or recently extinct forms are flightless.
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Unread post by Philip1 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:17 am

The rails or Rallidae. :?
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Unread post by Phokojwe » Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:32 pm

I'm with Philip1 on this one :whistle:
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Unread post by Rooies » Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:41 pm

Philip1 wrote:The rails or Rallidae. :?


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Unread post by Philip1 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:26 pm

:thumbs_up: Rooies.

What Tree did they use to make "Lighting conductors" and "Furniture"?
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Unread post by Phokojwe » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:55 pm

Knob thorn Acacia :hmz:
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Unread post by Philip1 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:54 pm

Phokojwe :thumbs_up: ..........and even "fighting sticks". :)
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Unread post by Phokojwe » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:50 am

Which bird is dubbed as the 'Distance champion of Raptors"?
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread post by Philip1 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:55 am

:hmz: The Lesser Spotted Eagle. Aquila pomarina.
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread post by onewithnature » Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:31 am

Ditto with Philip.
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread post by Phokojwe » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:47 am

Philip1 and onewithnature :thumbs_up:

From Prime Origins guide to best birding in Kruger

The Lesser Spotted Eagle has been dubbed by National Geographic as the ‘distance champion of raptors’. One bird was tracked on its four-month southward migration from Poland to the Lebombo. It left Rostock in northern Germany on September 21, 1997.
It reached the Bosphorus on the edge of the Black Sea on October 5. Ten days later on October 15 it was tracked crossing the Suez Canal. This represented a fairly leisurely flight from Europe into the Middle East.
What’s interesting is that it put on the speed through northern Africa, taking about a month to fly through Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania before it was recorded on the edge of the Great Rift Valley in northern Zambia (Nov 16).
It remained in Zambia for six weeks – probably picking up condition after its rapid journey through east Africa – and crossed Lake Kariba into Zimbabwe on January 3, 1998. It was recorded in the vicinity of Gonarezhou two weeks later, where it remained for two days (Jan 18 and 19).
It eventually took up a nesting spot in the Lebombo Mountains on the Kruger border with Mozambique on January 23rd 1998. It departed northwards four months later
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