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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by koedoe » Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:37 pm

Very simular, so only 2 differances in the field.
The Grass Owl (Tyto capensis) has a darker back than that of the Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and it prefers wet grassland and will fly from the ground, when desturbed during the day, with a hiss sound, and will take cover on the ground again.

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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by lettuceleaf711 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:01 am

also, grass owls are active in the day more often than barn owls.

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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by wildflowergirl » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:47 am

koedoe wrote:Very simular, so only 2 differances in the field.
The Grass Owl (Tyto capensis) has a darker back than that of the Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and it prefers wet grassland and will fly from the ground, when desturbed during the day, with a hiss sound, and will take cover on the ground again.


:thumbs_up: grass owls nests in the grass.
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by Rooies » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:38 am

It looks like koedoe is IT.
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by Rooies » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:34 pm

It has been quiet for a month, so I will throw another one in.

Which species of Guineafowl is the only one that can go for months without drinking water?
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by lion queen » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:45 pm

What a lot of interesting facts I got trying to get an answer!!!!
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:06 pm

Rooies what I got is the Vulturine Guineafowl can go for periods without drinking water.
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by Rooies » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:31 pm

lion queen wrote:Rooies what I got is the Vulturine Guineafowl can go for periods without drinking water.


Absolutely spot on. :clap:

(Information obtained from one of my old issues of Africa Birds and Birding)
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:45 pm

It's been a very long time since I've last asked a q on the bird Quizz..................... :doh:

So here goes................hope it is easy enough and not to easy for those who know a lot about birds.........................My bird knowledge is not very much!!!! :redface:



Which is the only living species in the genus Philetairus and how many sub species are there?
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by Richman » Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:48 am

Genus - Philetairus socius - Sociable weaver :D (Talk about timing , I'm just busy reading my bird book , trying to find birds I might find in the kalagadi next year and I just finished with the weavers )
But I don't know about sub-species :hmz:
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by wildflowergirl » Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:11 pm

LQ gave me the answer and asked that i gave it on her behalf, while they're away. but I'll give it a bit more time for some more people to answer. :D
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by Imberbe » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:12 am

4 sub species.
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by wildflowergirl » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:42 pm

Since no one else answered, here's the answer from LQ.


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The Sociable Weaver was first described by ornithologist John Latham in 1790. Four sub-species have been recognised. P. s. eremnus occurs around Orange River valley, while the nominate P. s. socius around Northern Cape Province and Namibia. Both the others, P. s. xericus and P. s. geminus occur in Namibia, the latter found in Etosha National Park and Owambo.[3] This is the only living species in the genus Philetairus.
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by Rooies » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:35 pm

So, who is to ask the next question?
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Re: Bird Quizz (RV)

Unread post by wildflowergirl » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:07 pm

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