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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by skywalker2251 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:22 pm

Not a grass owl or lizard buzzard.

Ranges from NW Africa, Canary Islands, Egypt, and most of sub-Saharan Africa to the Cape of Good Hope. Voice is a shrill rasping kree-kree-kree-kree.

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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by wildflowergirl » Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:12 pm

is it one of the owls?
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by skywalker2251 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:40 pm

Not an owl. Very widespread hovering bird.

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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by ross hawkins » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:26 pm

Rock Kestrel

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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by lettuceleaf711 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:25 pm

harrier of some sort?

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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by skywalker2251 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:21 pm

ross hawkins wrote:Rock Kestrel


Yes! :clap:

You're it!

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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by ross hawkins » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:27 am

Thanks Skywalker2251

Will try get another question up shortly :)

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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by ross hawkins » Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:42 pm

Members of this family of passerines uses their feet and bills to turn over leaf litter looking for food items.
Who are they?

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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by Mafunyane » Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:14 pm

There are a few bird species that come to mind but I think you are referring to the
Thrushes
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by ross hawkins » Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:29 pm

haha wasn't hard enough :)
Yup you got it :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by onewithnature » Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:00 am

Mafunyane. :clap:
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by Mafunyane » Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:24 am

Thanks Own :redface: :D

Okay I take it, it's me to post. I start with a easy one, sorry if this has been asked before.

Bird calls--- Why do Nightjars have beautiful calls while birds like rollers have relatively ugly calls..

The answer is not a rule for all birds..
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by JenB » Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:32 am

:hmz:

Nightjars are nocturnal and rather bland looking so they need to have a beautiful call to attract a mate while rollers are diurnal and bright so they don't have to work that hard at it.

'K...... I have no idea.... :roll:
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by Mafunyane » Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:39 pm

Fantastic JenB..
You got it
Well done!
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by wildflowergirl » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:09 pm

Name some differences between the barn owl and the African grass owl.
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