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British Birds - Famous Namesakes

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British Birds  Famous Namesakes game quiz
"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  



1. A very common small brown bird; its nest is domed and compact but it is probably not quite up to building a domed cathedral.
    Sparrow
    Blackbird
    Wren
    Robin


2. 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.
    Swallow
    Swift
    Cuckoo
    Wheatear


3. These creatures are magnificent fliers; they are not albatrosses or eagles but are definitely birdies, a type of raptor in fact.
    Kite
    Bunting
    Duck
    Plover


4. 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.
    Starling
    Chaffinch
    Dunnock
    Robin


5. A family of game birds that include red-legged and grey species. A failed TV presenter working on Radio Norwich.
    Pheasant
    Partridge
    Grouse
    Woodcock


6. A family of seed-eating birds, often brightly coloured, who appeared in the movie "A Town Like Alice".
    Finch
    Pipit
    Bunting
    Starling


7. A very secretive summer visitor more often heard than seen; its beautiful song would make for a good bedside manner.
    Blackcap
    Nightingale
    Nightjar
    Cuckoo


8. 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"!
    Chough
    Rook
    Crow
    Jackdaw


9. Any male duck that circumnavigated the globe in Elizabethan times.
    Rooster
    Gander
    Drake
    Cob


10. A small falcon that is an absolute wizard at catching small birds.
    Hobby
    Merlin
    Kestrel
    Peregrine


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Compiled Dec 15 13