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British Garden Birds Quiz

How well do you know the birds in our gardens and parks? 8 Questions.

 
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1

What is special about British robins?

  • Nothing - they are the same as those in continental Europe
  • They are a separate race and tend to be tamer
  • They pose for Christmas cards

2

What colour is a blackbird's bill?

  • yellow
  • orange
  • black

3

Which bird is known as a good mimic and may imitate telephone ring tones as well as the calls of other birds?

  • House sparrow
  • Starling
  • Blackbird

4

How might you attract colourful goldfinches to your garden?

  • Grow sunflowers and teasels and let them go to seed
  • Put up a nyjer seed feeder
  • Both the above

5

Which bird has a wide range of calls including a rather monotonous "tea-cher, tea-cher"?

  • Robin
  • Greenfinch
  • Great Tit

6

Wrens sometimes roost together to keep warm in winter. How many were found in one Norfolk nestbox measuring 14 x 11.5 x 14cm?

  • about 20
  • over 40
  • over 60

7

Which bird has become common in a relatively short time, since its first appearance in Britain in the early 1950s?

  • Collared dove
  • Wood pigeon
  • Magpie

8

Which small brown bird was incorrectly given the name "hedge sparrow" in the past?

  • Wren
  • Dunnock
  • Garden warbler

 

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