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Gannet

Gannet

(Science: ornithology) One of several species of sea birds of the genus sula, allied to the pelicans.

The common gannet of Europe and America (s. Bassana), is also called solan goose, chandel goose, and gentleman. In Florida the wood ibis is commonly called gannet. Booby gannet. See sula.

Origin: oe. Gant, as. Ganet, ganot, a sea fowl, a fen duck; akin to D. Gent gander, OHG. Ganazzo. See gander, goose.


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Gannet, your concept doesn't agree with the facts. One can frighten the young of certain bird species by moving above them along a straight line an object shaped like a bird with outstretched wings. Other shapes won't elicit ...

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by Gannet
Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:40 pm
 
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Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
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Are predators always smarter than their prey?

Gannet, your concept doesn't agree with the facts. One can frighten the young of certain bird species by moving above them along a straight line an object shaped like a bird with outstretched wings. Other shapes won't elicit ...

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by piscilactovegetarian
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:30 am
 
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Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
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Re: Are predators always smarter than their prey?

(...) My only issue with this article is the statement "animals can identify predators as a threat even if they have never encountered them before (...)". I know of two cases of instinctive (= not learned) reactions to predators: 1) apes go into a panic whenever they see a snake, and 2) c...

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by piscilactovegetarian
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:59 am
 
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Re: Are predators always smarter than their prey?

Also, usually when the predator hunts it seeks out the weakest or slowest: young, old, sick . True, as I found out years ago. This is exactly the same matter relating to case # 4 on the said first list: "Predators that do not choose as victims (= prey) the weakest individuals".

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Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:03 am
 
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Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
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