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Bird Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers for Bird Lovers

Long bird trivia quiz with answers about all kinds of birds

 

Bird Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers for Bird Lovers

What are birds?
A: Birds, are a group of endothermic vertebrates, characterized by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a strong yet lightweight skeleton.

As far as reasoning power goes, what is the most intelligent family of birds?
A: Crow.

What bird is the international symbol of happiness?
A: Bluebird.

Emperor, Rock Hopper and jackass are all types of what?
A: Penguins.

What kind of bird is often described as being a thief and is thought by some people to bring bad luck?
A: Magpie.

This animal was mentioned in 'Alice in Wonderland' and was last sighted in Mauritius. What animal is it?
A: Dodo bird.

What still living bird has the worlds longest wingspan?
A: Albatross.

 

The Jay belongs to which bird family?
A: Crow.

What is the family name of doves and pigeons?
A: Columidae.

What country does the Korat come from?
A: Thailand.

What was Long John Silver's parrot's name?
A: Captain Flint.

What is the fastest animal on two legs?
A: Ostrich.

What is New Zealand's national bird?
A: Kiwi.

What is a young penguin called?
A: Chick.

 

What flightless extinct bird has the Latin name Didus Ineptus?
A: Dodo bird.

Animals living in what type of habitat are arboreal animals?
A: In or amongst trees.

What type of creature is collectively called an unkindness?
A: Ravens.

Macaws come from which continent?
A: South America.

A golden eagle escaped from the London Zoo in 1965, what was its name?
A: Goldie.

Is a Corncake a mammal, reptile, or bird?
A: Bird.

What type of mammals fly using echolocation?
A: Bats.

 

What kind of birds are trained to catch and fetch fish?
A: Cormorants.

What kind of bird is the most common found in Briton?
A: Wren.

The study of birds eggs is called what?
A: Oology.

What type of animal was Dab-Dab in the Dr. Dolittle stories?
A: A Duck.

The shag belongs to what bird family?
A: Cormorant.

Turkey's originated in which country?
A: The United States.

What kind of a group of animals are a paddling?
A: Ducks.

 

Which animal is the only creature that has legs but can't walk on them?
A: The Hummingbird.

What is a chemically castrated rooster called?
A: Capon.

A smew is what type of creature?
A: Wild duck.

What is the animal with the Latin name "syncerus caffer"?
A: Cape Buffalo.

Which animal has eyes larger than it's brain?
A: Ostrich.

What variety of birds are Hooded and Carrion?
A: Crow.

What is the most numerous species of bird?
A: The Red-billed queleas.

 

They form enormous flock , sometimes with how many birds?
A: Tens of thousands.

While some birds are essentially territorial or live in small family groups, other birds may form what?
A: Large flocks.

What are the principal benefits of flocking?
A: Safety in numbers and increased foraging efficiency.

Birds have a very efficient system for diffusing oxygen into their what?
A: Their blood.

Birds have a ten times greater surface area to gas exchange volume than what?
A: Mammals.

Birds range in size from how small to how large?
A: From the 5 cm (2 in) bee hummingbird to the 2.

75 m (9 ft) ostrich.

They rank as the world's most numerically-successful class of what?
A: Tetrapods, with approximately ten thousand living species.

 

More than half of these are passerines sometimes known as what?
A: Perching birds.

The only known bird groups without wings are the what?
A: The extinct moa and elephant birds.

Many species of birds are economically important as food for what?
A: Human consumption and raw material in manufacturing.

Songbirds, parrots, and other species are popular as what?
A: Pets.

Guano (bird excrement) is harvested for use as what?
A: A fertilizer.

How many species have become extinct due to human activity since the 17th century?
A: About 120–130 species.

Recreational bird watching is an important part of what?
A: The ecotourism industry.

 

Birds produce offspring by doing what?
A: Laying eggs which are fertilized through sexual reproduction.

Most birds have an extended period of what after hatching?
A: Parental care.

The fossil record demonstrates that birds are modern feathered what?
A: Dinosaurs.

What are the closest living relatives of birds?
A: The crocodilians.

Some birds, especially corvids and parrots, are among the most intelligent animals; several bird species make and use what?
A: Tools.

Many social species pass on knowledge across generations, which is considered a form of what?
A: Culture.

 

Where does the highest bird diversity occur?
A: In tropical regions.

Wings, which evolved from forelimbs, gave birds the ability to fly, although further evolution has led to what?
A: The loss of flight in flightless birds, including ratites, penguins, and diverse endemic island species of birds.

The digestive and respiratory systems of birds are also uniquely adapted for what?
A: For flight.

Some bird species of aquatic environments, particularly seabirds and some water birds, have further evolved for what?
A: Swimming.

A: Monsters, including the mythological Roc and the Māori's legendary Pouākai, a giant bird capable of snatching humans.

Birds have been used as symbols of what?
A: Power, as in the magnificent Peacock Throne of the Mughal and Persian emperors.

Birds have evolved a variety of mating behaviors, with the peacock tail being perhaps the most famous example of what?
A: Sexual selection.