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have a go at this bird quiz. Take your time. Mark your answers from 1-10 and then I will score them for you.

 

Good luck

 

bird quiz CALLING ALL BIRD BRAINS! If you’re an avid avian fan, we have something that’s right up your flightpath! We’ve rounded up a nestful of bird-related brainteasers, and your challenge is to score 10 out of 10.

Then get off your perch and see what you can do with these: GOOD LUCK!

 

01 According to the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch 2002, what is the commonest bird recorded in the UK?

Starling

Blue footed boobie

Emu

 

02 Which of the following is NOT a possible explanation for how homing pigeons find their way home?

They form a mental map of their surroundings.

They seem to use the Earth’s magnetic field to guide them.

They stop other birds and ask for directions.

 

03 Which species of bird has the fastest wing beat?

Hummingbird

Albatross

Chicken

 

04 What bird is famous for laying its eggs in other birds' nests?

Sparrow

Cuckoo

Magpie

 

05 Why don’t you ever see baby pigeons?

Pigeons hatch fully grown.

Pigeons are born in the arctic and migrate south when they become adults.

Pigeons stay hidden in their nests until they are able to fly.

 

06 What are bird watchers also known as?

Snifflers

Scratchers

Twitchers

 

07 Why don’t woodpeckers get a headache when they peck?

Their beak is made of rubber.

Their specially adapted skull contains shock absorbers.

Their immune system produces its own form of painkiller.

 

08 Why are flamingoes pink?

The shrimps and algae that they eat contain a pigment that dyes their feathers.

The colour acts as camouflage because hyenas can’t see pink.

Flamingoes are the only bird to have blood flowing through their feathers.

 

09 What is the largest angle owls can rotate their heads through?

280 degrees

360 degrees

90 degrees

 

10 What's the collective noun for a group of crows?

A murder

A kill

A deathwatch

 

 

***Results will be pm-ed to you ***

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OMG, some of those questions can't be serious.

 

1A

2C

3A

4B

5C

6C (I am one)

7B I guess, but their brain is so tightly enclosed it can't move anyway

8A I nearly mentioned tat in the best pics thread as I was going to post white and pink flamingoes.

9A (but I thought it was 270)

10A I've always loved that term :wub:

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01 According to the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch 2002, what is the commonest bird recorded in the UK?

Starling guessed on this

 

02 Which of the following is NOT a possible explanation for how homing pigeons find their way home?

They stop other birds and ask for directions.

 

03 Which species of bird has the fastest wing beat?

Hummingbird

 

04 What bird is famous for laying its eggs in other birds' nests?

Cuckoo guessed!

 

05 Why don’t you ever see baby pigeons?

Pigeons stay hidden in their nests until they are able to fly.

 

06 What are bird watchers also known as?

Twitchers guess also

 

07 Why don’t woodpeckers get a headache when they peck?

Their specially adapted skull contains shock absorbers.

 

08 Why are flamingoes pink?

The shrimps and algae that they eat contain a pigment that dyes their feathers.

 

09 What is the largest angle owls can rotate their heads through?

280 degrees

 

10 What's the collective noun for a group of crows?

A murder

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01 According to the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch 2002, what is the commonest bird recorded in the UK?

Starling

 

 

02 Which of the following is NOT a possible explanation for how homing pigeons find their way home?

They seem to use the Earth’s magnetic field to guide them.

 

 

03 Which species of bird has the fastest wing beat?

Hummingbird

 

 

04 What bird is famous for laying its eggs in other birds' nests?

Cuckoo

 

 

05 Why don’t you ever see baby pigeons?

Pigeons stay hidden in their nests until they are able to fly.

 

06 What are bird watchers also known as?

Twitchers

 

07 Why don’t woodpeckers get a headache when they peck?

Their specially adapted skull contains shock absorbers.

 

08 Why are flamingoes pink?

The colour acts as camouflage because hyenas can’t see pink.

 

 

09 What is the largest angle owls can rotate their heads through?

360 degrees

 

 

10 What's the collective noun for a group of crows?

A murder

 

 

Just a guess :):wub:

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01 According to the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch 2002, what is the commonest bird recorded in the UK?

Starling

 

02 Which of the following is NOT a possible explanation for how homing pigeons find their way home?

They stop other birds and ask for directions.

 

03 Which species of bird has the fastest wing beat?

Hummingbird

 

04 What bird is famous for laying its eggs in other birds' nests?

Cuckoo

 

05 Why don’t you ever see baby pigeons?

Pigeons stay hidden in their nests until they are able to fly.

 

06 What are bird watchers also known as?

Twitchers

 

07 Why don’t woodpeckers get a headache when they peck?

Their specially adapted skull contains shock absorbers.

 

08 Why are flamingoes pink?

The shrimps and algae that they eat contain a pigment that dyes their feathers.

 

09 What is the largest angle owls can rotate their heads through?

280 degrees

 

10 What's the collective noun for a group of crows?

A murder

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01 Blue footed boobie

 

02 They stop other birds and ask for directions.

 

03 Hummingbird

 

04 Cuckoo

 

05 Pigeons stay hidden in their nests until they are able to fly.

 

06 Twitchers

 

07 Their specially adapted skull contains shock absorbers.

 

08 The shrimps and algae that they eat contain a pigment that dyes their feathers.

 

09 280 degrees

 

10 A murder

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have a go at this bird quiz. Take your time. Mark your answers from 1-10 and then I will score them for you.

 

Good luck

 

bird quiz CALLING ALL BIRD BRAINS! If you’re an avid avian fan, we have something that’s right up your flightpath! We’ve rounded up a nestful of bird-related brainteasers, and your challenge is to score 10 out of 10.

Then get off your perch and see what you can do with these: GOOD LUCK!

 

01 According to the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch 2002, what is the commonest bird recorded in the UK?

Starling X and thanks to the person who introduced them to Canada where there are not natural predators!

Blue footed boobie

Emu

 

02 Which of the following is NOT a possible explanation for how homing pigeons find their way home?

They form a mental map of their surroundings.

They seem to use the Earth’s magnetic field to guide them.

They stop other birds and ask for directions. X

 

03 Which species of bird has the fastest wing beat?

Hummingbird X

Albatross

Chicken

 

04 What bird is famous for laying its eggs in other birds' nests?

Sparrow

Cuckoo X

Magpie

 

05 Why don’t you ever see baby pigeons? (see them at the wildlife shelter, (Laughing out loud))

Pigeons hatch fully grown.

Pigeons are born in the arctic and migrate south when they become adults.

Pigeons stay hidden in their nests until they are able to fly. X

 

06 What are bird watchers also known as?

Snifflers

Scratchers

Twitchers X

 

07 Why don’t woodpeckers get a headache when they peck?

Their beak is made of rubber.

Their specially adapted skull contains shock absorbers. X

Their immune system produces its own form of painkiller.

 

08 Why are flamingoes pink?

The shrimps and algae that they eat contain a pigment that dyes their feathers. X

The colour acts as camouflage because hyenas can’t see pink.

Flamingoes are the only bird to have blood flowing through their feathers.

 

09 What is the largest angle owls can rotate their heads through?

280 degrees X

360 degrees

90 degrees

 

10 What's the collective noun for a group of crows?

A murder X

A kill

A deathwatch

 

 

***Results will be pm-ed to you ***

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01 According to the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch 2002, what is the commonest bird recorded in the UK?

Starling x

Blue footed boobie

Emu

 

02 Which of the following is NOT a possible explanation for how homing pigeons find their way home?

They form a mental map of their surroundings.

They seem to use the Earth’s magnetic field to guide them.

They stop other birds and ask for directions. x

 

03 Which species of bird has the fastest wing beat?

Hummingbird x

Albatross

Chicken

 

04 What bird is famous for laying its eggs in other birds' nests?

Sparrow

Cuckoo x

Magpie

 

05 Why don’t you ever see baby pigeons?

Pigeons hatch fully grown.

Pigeons are born in the arctic and migrate south when they become adults.

Pigeons stay hidden in their nests until they are able to fly. x

 

06 What are bird watchers also known as?

Snifflers

Scratchers

Twitchers x

 

07 Why don’t woodpeckers get a headache when they peck?

Their beak is made of rubber.

Their specially adapted skull contains shock absorbers. x

Their immune system produces its own form of painkiller.

 

08 Why are flamingoes pink?

The shrimps and algae that they eat contain a pigment that dyes their feathers. x

The colour acts as camouflage because hyenas can’t see pink.

Flamingoes are the only bird to have blood flowing through their feathers.

 

09 What is the largest angle owls can rotate their heads through?

280 degrees x

360 degrees

90 degrees

 

10 What's the collective noun for a group of crows?

A murder x

A kill

A deathwatch

 

 

Hmm tricky :D

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01 Starling

 

02 They stop other birds and ask for directions. (Cute one)

 

03 Hummingbird

 

04 Magpie

 

05 Pigeons stay hidden in their nests until they are able to fly.

 

06 Twitchers (not a clue on this one)

 

07 Their specially adapted skull contains shock absorbers.

 

 

08 The shrimps and algae that they eat contain a pigment that dyes their feathers.

 

09 360 degrees

 

10 A murder

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