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1. Which nocturnal birds, loosely related to the owl family, have a very wide, strong beak, and camouflage themselves by resembling a tree branch? Their Latin name is 'Podargus strigoides'.
2. Which Aussie bird is so named because its tail resembles a musical instrument?
3. Which flightless bird, found only in tropical North Queensland and Papua New Guinea, is Australia's heaviest?
4. Which of these birds is an Australian species of parrot?
5. What colour scheme is the adult Cape Barren Goose's plumage?
6. Probably Australia's most recognisable bird call belongs to the kookaburra, but which of these bird families does it belong to?
7. Which is the only species of penguin that is found on the Australian mainland?
8. With one of the largest wingspans in the world, what is Australia's largest raptor (bird of prey)?
9. Australia has only two species of native crane, one of which is renowned for its dancing, but do you know what it is?
A hint- its name derives from an Aboriginal legend.
10. The Spotted Pardalotes share an unusual nesting habit with the Rainbow bee-eaters, and three species of kingfishers. Where do they build their nests?
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