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British Birds - Famous Namesakes
Wild Birds UK
"All of these British birds have a human namesake. I'll give a brief description of a bird and a cryptic clue of their famous counterpart (some may be fictitious), you choose the correct bird."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
A very common small brown bird; its nest is domed and compact but it is probably not quite up to building a domed cathedral.
A common summer visitor to Britain and one of the most aerial of all birds. This species is always on its travels so has little time to talk to Gulliver.
These creatures are magnificent fliers; they are not albatrosses or eagles but are definitely birdies, a type of raptor in fact.
A very common bird in British gardens, slightly smaller than a sparrow and with a recognisable red breast. It is often found in the Hundred Acre Wood.
A family of game birds that include red-legged and grey species. A failed TV presenter working on Radio Norwich.
A family of seed-eating birds, often brightly coloured, who appeared in the movie "A Town Like Alice".
A very secretive summer visitor more often heard than seen; its beautiful song would make for a good bedside manner.
A common large black bird noted for its intelligence. It has a raucous call, so hard to believe a female could sing so well and have several hit records, but I guess "A Change Would Do You Good"!
Any male duck that circumnavigated the globe in Elizabethan times.
A small falcon that is an absolute wizard at catching small birds.
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Compiled Dec 05 13