low tech bird quiz - concluding comment

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Subject: low tech bird quiz - concluding comment
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 16:41:08 +1100
Hi All,
Some people put in a second set of answers and scored better second time round, but I reported on first entries.
Sorry, I made a goof (and have rightly been corrected), in writing "it is curious that nobody got 24 correct" (about Storks excreting onto their legs). In fact two replies got that correct. I somehow missed one entry altogether on my score sheet and wrongly crossed it off on another. Also I have received this message from Greg Clancy who is studying these birds: "I did note your comments regarding storks excreting onto their legs and I can confirm that Black-necked Storks on the NSW North Coast do in fact do this but it is not a common activity.  It is almost certainly done to cool down and Black-necked Storks also excrete over their nests, eggs and nestlings, apparently for the same reason.  The behaviour of excreting onto legs, called 'chalking', has been commonly recorded in non-breeding White Storks in Africa."
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