Where is this?

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Wynand N, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. philSweet
    Joined: May 2008
    Posts: 2,548
    Likes: 318, Points: 83, Legacy Rep: 1082
    Location: Beaufort, SC and H'ville, NC

    philSweet Senior Member

    It took me a while to defeat google image searches. Try this one -
     

    Attached Files:

  2. ImaginaryNumber
    Joined: May 2009
    Posts: 436
    Likes: 59, Points: 28, Legacy Rep: 399
    Location: USA

    ImaginaryNumber Imaginary Member

  3. philSweet
    Joined: May 2008
    Posts: 2,548
    Likes: 318, Points: 83, Legacy Rep: 1082
    Location: Beaufort, SC and H'ville, NC

    philSweet Senior Member

    Very good.
     
  4. ImaginaryNumber
    Joined: May 2009
    Posts: 436
    Likes: 59, Points: 28, Legacy Rep: 399
    Location: USA

    ImaginaryNumber Imaginary Member

    [​IMG]

    What bird species is this, and what remarkable record does it hold?
     
  5. hoytedow
    Joined: Sep 2009
    Posts: 5,853
    Likes: 392, Points: 93, Legacy Rep: 2489
    Location: Control Group

    hoytedow Carbon Based Life Form

  6. ImaginaryNumber
    Joined: May 2009
    Posts: 436
    Likes: 59, Points: 28, Legacy Rep: 399
    Location: USA

    ImaginaryNumber Imaginary Member

  7. hoytedow
    Joined: Sep 2009
    Posts: 5,853
    Likes: 392, Points: 93, Legacy Rep: 2489
    Location: Control Group

    hoytedow Carbon Based Life Form

    Very funny!

    Well, it may be a Long-billed Dowitcher, which holds the record among birds for knowing how to say the most words.
     
  8. hoytedow
    Joined: Sep 2009
    Posts: 5,853
    Likes: 392, Points: 93, Legacy Rep: 2489
    Location: Control Group

    hoytedow Carbon Based Life Form

  9. ImaginaryNumber
    Joined: May 2009
    Posts: 436
    Likes: 59, Points: 28, Legacy Rep: 399
    Location: USA

    ImaginaryNumber Imaginary Member

    :)

    [​IMG]
    Long-Billed Dowitcher

    A Long-Billed Dowitcher really is an excellent guess. Both birds have long bills and fairly long legs, which they use while feeding in shallow water.

    However, the Dowitcher's legs are yellow, while the mystery bird's legs are dark. And the Dowitcher's beak grades smoothly from dark at the tip to yellow at the base, while the mystery bird's bill has a sharper transition from dark tip to light base. Though you can't it tell from the photos, the Long-Billed Dowitcher is about 10" long, while the mystery bird is 13" long.

    The mystery bird's claim to fame has to do with its migration prowess.
     
  10. hoytedow
    Joined: Sep 2009
    Posts: 5,853
    Likes: 392, Points: 93, Legacy Rep: 2489
    Location: Control Group

    hoytedow Carbon Based Life Form

  11. ImaginaryNumber
    Joined: May 2009
    Posts: 436
    Likes: 59, Points: 28, Legacy Rep: 399
    Location: USA

    ImaginaryNumber Imaginary Member

    [​IMG]

    The Bar-Tailed Godwit takes 8 days to fly over 6,000 miles, non-stop, without rest, without sleep, and without food, from Alaska to New Zealand.
     
  12. hoytedow
    Joined: Sep 2009
    Posts: 5,853
    Likes: 392, Points: 93, Legacy Rep: 2489
    Location: Control Group

    hoytedow Carbon Based Life Form

    Thanks for that. I yield my turn. Perhaps Angélique is able now to post a clue. It could be a written clue without photo.
     
  13. capt vimes
    Joined: Apr 2009
    Posts: 388
    Likes: 14, Points: 18, Legacy Rep: 247
    Location: Austria

    capt vimes Senior Member

    swifts stay airborne after leaving their nest for about 3 years until they start breeding themselves and cover up to 200 000 km each year...
    they do feed and sleep in those years but on the wing...
    so the longest non-stop flight is definitely done by swifts covering some 600 000 km in those 3 years... ;)
     
  14. hoytedow
    Joined: Sep 2009
    Posts: 5,853
    Likes: 392, Points: 93, Legacy Rep: 2489
    Location: Control Group

    hoytedow Carbon Based Life Form


  15. ImaginaryNumber
    Joined: May 2009
    Posts: 436
    Likes: 59, Points: 28, Legacy Rep: 399
    Location: USA

    ImaginaryNumber Imaginary Member

    Quite remarkable!
     
Loading...
Similar Threads
  1. Hive_Zach
    Replies:
    14
    Views:
    488
  2. quickenberger
    Replies:
    8
    Views:
    1,942
  3. Rurudyne
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    1,939
  4. AndySGray
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    1,237
  5. Westfield 11
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    1,283
  6. BPL
    Replies:
    29
    Views:
    12,261
  7. brian eiland
    Replies:
    9
    Views:
    1,956
  8. powerabout
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    1,626
  9. mikakun2012
    Replies:
    104
    Views:
    18,371
  10. rawenerg
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    3,519
Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post.
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Your circumstances or experience may be different.