Wildlife Watch Quiz Winners

by | Oct 2, 2019 | Wildlife

And the winners of the Kenton Wildlife Watch Quiz are……

Question one – Name the bird in the picture below. Please supply the common name and the scientific name?

Figure 1 Photo supplied by Tim Cockcroft

THE ANSWER:

Knysna Warbler’ Bradypterus sylvaticus

THE WINNER:

Tamsyn Sherwill

THE PRIZE:

Bread and ‘Honest’ bar of chocolate, to be collected from The Bakery

Question two – Name this frog that can be heard calling, especially after rain. Please give the scientific name as common names vary and are unreliable.

Figure 2 Photo supplied by
Dr Sarah Davies

THE ANSWER:

Hyperolius marmoratus verrucosus (Painted reed frog)

THE WINNERS:

Mike Peter – submitted by email
Jane Deacon- submitted by What’s App

THE PRIZE:

A meal voucher each from Homewood’s with the compliments of Chris and John

Question three – What is the difference in size, appearance and feeding habits between the following two small antelopes in the photos below?

THE ANSWER:

Supplied by the winner and confirmed by Wildlife Watch KoS Research

Blue duiker.  Trail camera photo 7 July 2019

Blue duiker is the smallest antelope in South Africa; and
one of the smallest in the world

  • The male is about 30cm from the shoulder down,
    weighs about 4kg.
  • The female is slightly taller

Distribution:

  • Western, southern and eastern Africa

Appearance:

  • Both sexes have small horns, sloping backwards.
  • Colour : grey brown

Food:

  • Browsers, feeding on fine shoots and leaves of low growing underbush. also fruit, leaves and forbes fallen from trees.

Cape grysbok. Photo supplied by Leigh Fogarty

Cape grysbok is bigger than the blue duiker

  • 54cm at the shoulders and weighs about 10kgs.

Distribution:

  • Confined to SA from Albany to Cederberg mountains

Appearance:

  • Only males have horns, short, vertical from the head, with a slight forward slant.
  • Colour: upper part of body is rufous brown liberally sprinkled with white hairs in between

Food:

  • Predominantly grazers but also succulent shoots and fruits
THE WINNER:

David Steyn

THE PRIZE:

Bottle of Nederburg Cuvee Brut

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