Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Ornithorhynchidae) - Lokomotion und Nahrungserwerb

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Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Ornithorhynchidae) - Lokomotion und Nahrungserwerb
Alternative Title
Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Ornithorhynchidae) - Locomotion and Acquisition of Food
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E 1069
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Silent film
Heinz Sielmann
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Film, 16 mm, 34 m ; F, 3 min

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Schnabeltier. Laufen, Schwimmen, Nahrungssuche über und unter Wasser; Schwimmen mit den mit Schwimmhäuten versehenen Vordergliedmaßen, Steuerung durch Schwanz und Hinterextremitäten; eingeklappte Schwimmhäute bei Bewegung auf dem Land; seihende Funktion des Schnabels.
The film shows how a platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) walks, swims and looks for food above and under water. Walking the webs of the forefins lie inward while the hind fins are put outward. The animal swims only with its forefins, while hind fins and tail are only serving as a helm. The platypus searches for food among plants of the bank with quick movements. The bill is going through the ground with oscillating movements. The Ornithorhynchnus scratches his head with a hind foot lifting the arm of the corresponding side.
Keywords Schnabeltier Ornithorhynchus anatinus Fortbewegung / Monotremata Seihen Schwimmen / Monotremata Nahrungserwerb / Monotremata Laufen / Monotremata locomotion / Monotremata walking / Monotremata acquisition of food / Monotremata swimming / Monotremata filtering Ornithorhynchus anatinus duck-billed platypus platypus