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Quiz about Birds Of All Feathers
Quiz about Birds Of All Feathers

Birds Of All Feathers Trivia Quiz


As there is a "bird watcher" in all of us, a few quiz questions on "basics" about birds and their behaviour, cannot do anybody any harm. So here is to the ornithologist in you.

A multiple-choice quiz by flem-ish. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
flem-ish
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
148,307
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
5737
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Johnmcmanners (10/10), bernie73 (8/10), Guest 71 (7/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which of these birds is the fastest runner? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which of these birds is the fastest when swooping to kill? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which of these birds drops bones on rocks to break the bones? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which of these birds is in some parts of the world traditionally trained by humans for catching fish? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which of these birds were traditionally used by coalminers to detect gas in mine shafts? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What is the name of the fertilizer obtained from bird droppings? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which bird has the largest wingspan? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Some puffins look duller in winter than in summer.


Question 9 of 10
9. Most insect-eating birds have a hooked beak.


Question 10 of 10
10. It is a well-known fact that the dodo is now extinct. Where did it last occur before it died out? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which of these birds is the fastest runner?

Answer: the ostrich

A snipe is a straight-billed gamebird of the sandpiper family.
The ptarmigan is a large arctic and subarctic grouse with feathered feet and usually white winter plumage. The white or nearly white winter plumage turns brown in summer.
A cassowary is a large bird found in the East Indies and Australia. It is smaller and stouter than the ostrich, has a kind of "horny helmet", and long sharp spines on each wing. It is a shy bird, but, just as the ostrich, a fast runner.
The ostrich itself or "Struthio camelus" is the absolute running- champion among birds with a speed of some 72 kms an hour over short distances.
2. Which of these birds is the fastest when swooping to kill?

Answer: a peregrine falcon

Auks are black-and-white short-necked web-footed diving birds of the northern seas. The great auk was a large flightless bird typical of the rocky islands off the North Atlantic coast, but is now extinct.
The kestrel is a small slender European hawk. Sparrow-hawk (etymologically a "sparrow-like" mini-version of the hawk) is the name given to the small North American hawk.
Another term for "stooping" is "swooping".
3. Which of these birds drops bones on rocks to break the bones?

Answer: bearded vulture

The bearded vulture is also called lammergeier.It is the largest Eurasian bird of prey. It got the qualification "bearded" because of the black feathers hanging around its bill.
Prey brought to the nest includes large bones, unsplit, but bones are also dropped on rocks near the nest to split them.
The bald eagle is a large North American eagle who has a white head, dark body and dark wings. The bird is represented in the coat of arms and the coins of the United States of America.
The peregrine falcon is the falcon as traditionally used in falconry. With its long pointed powerful wings it is excellently equipped for swift flight.
4. Which of these birds is in some parts of the world traditionally trained by humans for catching fish?

Answer: cormorant

The cormorant is a large voracious long-necked seabird. It has a distendable pouch for holding fish. In Asia the bird is trained for catching fish.
The seagull is a white aquatic bird with long pointed wings and short legs.
The gannet is a large heavy seabird with a long stout bill. It is famous for its plunging dives for fish.
5. Which of these birds were traditionally used by coalminers to detect gas in mine shafts?

Answer: canaries

Hummingbirds belong to the family of the Trochilidae, are found in the Americas and are most abundant in the tropics. Typical features are: their very small size; their brilliant colours; their habit of hovering above flowers while vibrating their wings very rapidly with a humming noise.
Canaries are small yellowish singing birds native to the Canary Islands. They now have become popular as household pets. It was not the Canary Islands that got their name from the birds however, but the other way round. "Canary" in Canary Islands in fact refers to the dogs (Latin canes) that were there.
Canaries were one of the various categories of birds that, after an explosion were taken underground by rescue workers to detect where gas was leaking. It was not only canaries but also linnets and redpolls that were used for this job. More recently during the Iraq war, it was reported that even chickens and pigeons had been used for the detection of deadly chemicals.
6. What is the name of the fertilizer obtained from bird droppings?

Answer: guano

Guantanamo is a city founded by French settlers from Ha´ti in Cuba (19th century). Since 1903 there has been a U.S. naval station near the city.
Ikebana is the name of a Japanese technique of artistic flower arrangement.
Iguana is a large herbivorous tropical arboreal lizard. The lizard meat is used as human food in certain parts of Central America.
Guano is the name given to excrement of seabirds when used as fertilizer. Also, dried bat and seal droppings are guano.
7. Which bird has the largest wingspan?

Answer: albatross

The albatross is a large web-footed bird of the southern hemisphere. It is famous for its powerful gliding flight. The French poet Charles Baudelaire chose the albatross as a symbol of the poet, because just as the bird is so much better at ease in the air than on land, also the poet is King in the realm of imagination, but often a poor beggar in the real life world.
The condor is a South-American type of vulture. It is considered to be the largest flying bird in the western hemisphere. Though condors have the largest wings, they don't have the largest wingspan.
Eagles are large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey who in literature often have been considered as the rulers of the realm of birds, which may have been the reason why they were so popular in heraldry, especially among nations with some "imperial status".
Black swans (with black plumage but red beaks) occur in Australia and have been imported into New Zealand.
8. Some puffins look duller in winter than in summer.

Answer: True

The puffin is a short-necked northern seabird with a brightly-coloured compressed bill.
The tufted puffin has a black plumage with a red bill in summer. In winter the plumage becomes gray and the redness of the bill looks a lot duller.
9. Most insect-eating birds have a hooked beak.

Answer: False

Most insect-eating birds have a pointed beak. Hooked beaks are not useful for them as insect-eaters don't have to grasp and tear off meat from other birds or animals as the birds of prey do. Nonetheless exceptions prove the rule: some insect eaters such as falconets and barbets do have hooked bills.
10. It is a well-known fact that the dodo is now extinct. Where did it last occur before it died out?

Answer: Mauritius

The dodo was a heavy flightless bird, and was related to the pigeons.
Other names for the dodo are fogey and Raphus cucullatus.
Source: Author flem-ish

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