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#88455 - 12/03/02 01:51 PM Re: Diving Ducks
WhitmanO'Neill Offline
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Just tried the link, tsuwm...it opened fine for me???


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#88456 - 12/03/02 02:05 PM Re: Diving Ducks
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The page cannot be found

pour moi, aussi. I think you just made it up, Juan.


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#88457 - 12/03/02 02:36 PM Re: Swans and geese and ducks better quiver
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Worked fine for me, too. Interesting that the Swans and Geese page defines the differences between the swans and geese (Anserinae) and the ducks (Anatinae) in terms of their similarities.


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#88458 - 12/03/02 02:40 PM Re: Diving Ducks
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unfound pages

Strange...it's the Environment Canada site (maybe Bean is familiar with it?). Here's the absolute homepage url (it's a pretty extensive site), but I don't have a clue how to get to the duck pages from here:

http://www.ec.gc.ca/

And here's a paste-up from the "Diving Ducks" page:

>Diving ducks frequent the larger, deeper lakes and rivers, and coastal bays and inlets.

The colored wing patches of these birds lack the brilliance of the speculums of dabbling ducks. Since many of them have short tails, their huge, paddle feet may be used as rudders in flight, and are often visible on flying birds. When launching into flight, most of this group patter along the water before becoming airborne.

They feed by diving, often to considerable depths. To escape danger, they can travel great distances underwater, emerging only enough to show their head before submerging again.


They feed on fish, shellfish, mollusks, and aquatic plants. Canvasbacks and Redheads fattened on eel grass or wild celery are notable exceptions.

Since their wings are smaller in proportion to the size and weight of their bodies, they have a more rapid wingbeat than dabbling ducks.<


Mebbe you guys are dabbling ducks and this is for diving ducks only!




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#88459 - 12/03/02 02:48 PM Re: Diving Ducks
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I get to here: http://lavoieverte.qc.ec.gc.ca/faune/faune/html/contents.html
but can't open the 'waterfowl identification guide'


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#88460 - 12/03/02 03:04 PM Re: Diving Ducks
WhitmanO'Neill Offline
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tsuwm, did you try clicking on the "site map" link on the left? All the windows are there if you can open it.


Here's the "site map" url, from tsuwm's link, in case anyone else has problems with the other links:

http://lavoieverte.qc.ec.gc.ca/faune/faune/html/plan_site_e.html

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#88461 - 12/03/02 03:16 PM Re: Diving Ducks
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I had no trouble with the link eider.


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#88462 - 12/03/02 03:21 PM Re: Diving Ducks
sjm Offline
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I had no trouble with the link eider.

Neider did I, it came down just fine.


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#88463 - 12/03/02 03:23 PM Re: Diving Ducks
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one of the site map links says this:
Breeding Bird Atlas (book to sale)

which is one of those UK/US differences we've talked about before: (book for sale)

but, did we ever discuss why this particular change came about?


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#88464 - 12/03/02 03:26 PM Re: Book to sale
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Makes no sense to me. Book to sell I could see but.

Do we have any idea which, if either, is original?


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