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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by koedoe » Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:20 am

@ Klipspringer :clap: :clap:

@ Toko thanks :thumbs_up: very interesting!

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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by Toko » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:26 am

Is there a resident population? NO
Has there ever been a resident population? NO
Are there recent sightings? YES, sometimes Wild dogs from Botswana come in. But I don't know where from, may be from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. I think there is no resident population on the Bots side of KTP.

:thumbs_up: Interesting question

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Unread post by Klippspringer » Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:57 pm

That's right, Toko. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Unread post by Toko » Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:11 pm

Thanks Klippspringer :thumbs_up:

Here are sightings:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/kgalagadi/ ... 819351430/

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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by Toko » Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:11 pm

The landscapes of the Kalahari TP based on the dominant plant species, terrain morphology and soil types are classified as follows:

High dunes
1. Acacia haematoxylon Parallel High Duneveld
2. Acacia haematoxylon Irregular High Duneveld
3. Acacia erioloba-Acacia mellifera Parallel High Duneveld
Low dunes
4. Acacia erioloba-Schmidtia kalahariensis Low Duneveld
4.a Acacia luederitzii or Albizia anthelmintica Patches
5. Acacia haematoxylon-Stipagrostis ciliata Irregular Low Duneveld
6. Acacia haematoxylon-Centropodia glauca Undulating Low Duneveld
Plains on deep reddish sand
7. Acacia haematoxylon-Stipagrostis amabilis Undulating Plains
8. Stipagrostis amabilis Plains
Calcretes
9. Calcrete Outcrops
Plains and terraces along riverbeds and grass pans on compact whitish sand
10. Acacia erioloba-Rhigozum trichotomum-Stipagrostis obtusa River Terraces
11. Acacia mellifera-Rhigozum trichotomum-Stipagrostis obtusa River Terraces
12. Salsola spp.-Eriocephalus decussatus River Terraces and Pan Edges
13. Stipagrostis obtusa River Terraces
Riverbeds and pans
14. Sporobolus rangei Pan Floors
15. Panicum coloratum Riverbeds
16. Galenia africana-Lagerra decurrens Riverbeds
17. Lebeckia linearifolia Riverbeds
18. Acacia erioloba-Acacia haematoxylon Riverbeds
19. Grassy Pans
Highly irregular dunes
20. Highly Irregular Dunes

Source: http://www.koedoe.co.za/index.php/koedo ... ew/154/736" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

What landscapes show the pics?

1. Image

2. Image

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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by Klippspringer » Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:19 pm

:hmz: What a quiz, Toko :thumbs_up:

I guess:

1. foto = Acacia haematoxylon-Stipagrostis ciliata Irregular Low Duneveld
2. foto = Acacia haematoxylon Irregular High Duneveld (It is the view from Kieliekrankie)

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Unread post by Toko » Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:16 pm

1. foto = Acacia haematoxylon-Stipagrostis ciliata Irregular Low Duneveld Image

2. foto = Acacia haematoxylon Irregular High Duneveld (It is the view from Kieliekrankie) :thumbs_up:

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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by koedoe » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:03 pm

wow... Toko what a question!!!!!!
:huh: :wall:
First photo
7. Acacia haematoxylon-Stipagrostis amabilis Undulating Plains

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Unread post by Toko » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:24 pm

koedoe wrote:First photo
7. Acacia haematoxylon-Stipagrostis amabilis Undulating Plains
Image

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Unread post by Klippspringer » Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:15 pm

First foto = Acacia erioloba-Schmidtia kalahariensis Low Duneveld

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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by Toko » Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:18 am

Well done Klippspringer :clap: :clap: :clap:
The pic is taken on the road to Gharagab.

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Unread post by onewithnature » Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:48 am

Klippspringer :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by Siobain » Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:40 pm

The springbok holds the record for having the largest antelope migration in history.

One afternoon in October 1946, the then warden of the 'Kalahari Gemsbok Park' Joep le Riche, encountered a mass of Sprinbok moving slowly through the Nossob riverbed.

He reported the column to be seven miles deep and to contain an estimated number of more than 15000 animals, further up the Nossob he encountered several more herds! A second, even larger trek was noted in November 1950.

What special adaptations do Sprinbok have that no other antelope possess, and what other factors are thought to have contributed to this explosion in numbers?
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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by onewithnature » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:50 am

The springbok has several adaptations to enable a successful existence in the harsh, arid environment they inhabit:
1)They are opportunists in their feeding behaviour. During the hot, rainy summers, springbok primarily graze on grasses and turn to browsing on shrubs in the colder and drier winters. They are also fond of feeding on flowers when available, and when water is scarce springbok seek out moisture-rich roots, tubers and succulent foliage 2) Springbok will drink water whenever it is available, but also maintain their water balance by feeding at night, when the rise in humidity increases the water content of vegetation.
3)Springboks are opportunistic breeders and can breed year-round, often synchronising the birth of their young with periods of high rainfall when there is an abundance of green grass shoots to feed on.

These things make them durable and able to breed successively, with a low mortality rate amongst the herds.
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Unread post by Elzet » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:34 pm

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