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Bird Knowledge #2

Can you answer these random trivia questions about birds?
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First submittedJanuary 2, 2018
Last updatedJanuary 3, 2018
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What bird is a common symbol of peace, especially when carrying an olive branch?
Dove
What type of bird comes in snowy, barn, and screech varieties?
Owl
What type of bird was pursued by Wile E. Coyote?
Roadrunner
The Red Junglefowl is the world's most common bird. What is it more commonly known as?
Chicken
What bird, sometimes considered a pest, is the world's most common wild bird?
House Sparrow
What activity involving birds has been called "the sport of kings"?
Falconry
What bird's distinctive pink color is caused by the beta-carotene in its plankton-based diet?
Flamingo
What bird was worshipped in ancient Egypt?
Sacred Ibis
What is the largest species of waterfowl?
Trumpeter Swan
What flightless bird, once found in Mauritius, went extinct shortly
after it was discovered in the 1600s?
Dodo
What is the name for a pen made out of a bird feather?
Quill
What is the national bird of Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, and Ecuador?
Andean Condor
What animated movie featured a red-billed hornbill named Zazu?
The Lion King
What bird, starting with the letter P, is a type of auk with an orange beak?
Puffin
What is the word for a male duck?
Drake
What is the state bird of Maryland - and also the namesake of a baseball team?
Baltimore Oriole
In what country would you be most likely to find a bird-of-paradise?
Papua New Guinea
or Indonesia
What type of bird displays huge tail feathers with "eyes" on them?
Peacock
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level 82
Jan 3, 2018
Would you also accept "hawking" for hunting with a bird? From wikipedia: "The practice of hunting with a conditioned falconry bird is also called "hawking" or "gamehawking"". Knew exactly what was meant, but couldn't come up with the word you wanted.
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level 82
Jan 3, 2018
These two bird quizzes were great, by the way. The second was harder than the first, but a nice variety of questions.
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level ∞
Jan 3, 2018
Hawking will work now
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level 65
Jan 5, 2018
Falconing?
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level 79
Jan 3, 2018
Good Quizes, Approachable even if you are not interested in wild life. I like that the second was harder. I'd love to see another. Wildlife quizzes are hard to write I think you've struck a good balance
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level 63
Jan 4, 2018
Oh THAT kind of pen. I said coop :).
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level 71
Mar 12, 2018
Argh! Wrote hen and never tried chicken. Would you accept hen?
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level 61
May 14, 2018
The Emperor Penguin is much bigger than the Trumpeter Swan (Lower end weight is 49 pounds vs 25 pounds for the swan).
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level 60
May 14, 2018
But it's not waterfowl
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level 67
May 14, 2018
Birds of Paradise are native to Australia too - check Wikipedia
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level 77
May 14, 2018
But is that where you are most likely to find one?
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level 65
Dec 27, 2018
yes :)
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level 56
May 14, 2018
The Red-billed quelea is the worlds most common wild bird. There are estimates of around 1.5 Billion individuals.
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level 40
May 15, 2018
Wikipedia does seem to back this up: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-billed_quelea
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level 77
May 14, 2018
oh, duh, I wasn't thinking about birds bred in captivity... of course there are millions if not billions of those.
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level 49
May 14, 2018
Would you accept Indiana State?
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level 62
May 16, 2018
Got all but was stumped with Baltimore Oriole, never heard of it, I thought it was a cookie...
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level 45
May 16, 2018
I thought it was written ibex, then I saw it's a goat.
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level 67
May 26, 2018
Could hen and falconeering be accepted?
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