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Our Fine Feathered Friends - Birds Quiz

We all love birds of one type or another but just how much do we know about our fine feathered friend? 15 Questions.

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Bill Oddie is perhaps Britain’s most famous twitcher. But what television show did he appear in back in the 70s and early 80s?

  • On the Buses
  • The Goodies
  • Dad's Army
  • It Ain't Half Hot Mum


Which one of the following is a flightless bird?

  • Kiwi
  • Bustard
  • Sand Grouse
  • Andean Condor


The term ‘raptor’ is used when referring to birds of prey. Which one of the following is NOT a bird of prey?

  • Vulture
  • Hawk
  • Kite
  • Macaw


The largest Puffin colony is to be found on islands surrounding which country?

  • Iceland
  • Scotland
  • Norway
  • Alaska


Which one of the following birds stands on one leg?

  • Flamingo
  • Pheasant
  • Plover
  • Tern


What is the main trait of a Frigatebird?

  • It never sleeps
  • It lays its eggs in another bird’s nest
  • It steals food from other birds
  • It mates on the wing


In Ancient Greece, Athens' patron goddess and the goddess of wisdom, was a what?

  • A swan
  • An ibis
  • An eagle
  • An owl


The Dodo is probably the most well-known of extinct birds. It was endemic to which Indian Ocean island?

  • Seychelles
  • Mauritius
  • Maldives
  • Madagascar


During the United States Civil War, bats dung, or guano, was used for making what?

  • Gunpowder
  • Fertiliser
  • Bricks
  • Antiseptic


Which popular bird is known to be able to recognise itself in a ‘mirror test’ (self-awareness)?

  • Starling
  • Robin
  • Magpie
  • Pigeon


Which of the following seabirds does NOT plunge or dive into the sea for its food?

  • Gannet
  • Tern
  • Brown Pelican
  • Fulmar


The Albatross is the largest bird in existence in terms of wingspan but what is the smallest?

  • Indian Silverbill
  • Bee Hummingbird
  • Flowerpecker
  • Falconet


Camilla is Gonzo's love interest in The Muppet Show but what species of bird is she?

  • Cuckoo
  • Chicken
  • Penguin
  • Turkey


The ostrich is a very distictive bird with long neck and legs. But just how fast can it run?

  • 30 mph
  • 37 mph
  • 60 mph
  • 45 mph


And lastly, which common bird has been known to use bread crumbs to bait fish?

  • Jackdaw
  • Starling
  • Thrush
  • Sparrow