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British Owls and Birds of Prey Quiz

Questions about some of Britain's most spectacular wild creatures 8 Questions.

 
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1

What is Britain's largest bird of prey?

  • Golden eagle
  • Buzzard
  • White-tailed eagle

2

Which bird, often seen hovering over roadside verges, has been dubbed the "motorway hawk"?

  • Peregrine
  • Kestrel
  • Hobby

3

The peregrine's dive as it "stoops" at prey can reach what velocity?

  • 40-50 mph
  • 70-80 mph
  • 100-200 mph

4

The game of Subbuteo derives its name from the Latin for which bird of prey?

  • Merlin
  • Sparrowhawk
  • Hobby

5

Which summer visitors to Britain can be viewed in their nest via closed circuit cameras at Loch Garten, Speyside?

  • Ospreys
  • Golden Eagles
  • Peregrines

6

Which bird, reintroduced in England and Scotland, can be identified by its deeply forked tail?

  • Hen Harrier
  • Red Kite
  • Buzzard

7

The long wavering hoot often used as a television sound effect comes from which owl?

  • Barn owl
  • Long-eared owl
  • Tawny owl

8

Which owl, introduced to Britain in the Victorian era, routinely perches out in the open during the day?

  • Barn owl
  • Little owl
  • Short-eared owl

 

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