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Bird Quiz

Bird Quiz

Will there be something you never new before taking Acer Ecology's Bird Quiz?

Challenge yourself and see if you can get 10/10.

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What species of bird is this?

Common starling
Blue Tit
Dunnock
Black bird

Common starling

The Common starling are often in large flocks in the autumn and gather together in what are known as "murmurations"

This is a tawny owl. True or false?

True
False

This is a barn owl!

It is actually impossible to tell if a barn owl is male or female when flying overhead. However, up close a female has dark brown feathers around the rim of the fascial disc, dark bars on the tail and black spots on the chest and underneath the wings. Males are normally lighter and pure white underneath.

We conduct barn owl surveys.

Where in the UK is the chough found?

Wales
Cornwall
Scotland
Ireland
All of the above

All of the Above!

The chough is the Cornish national bird and is believed that the soul of King Arthur departed this world in the form of a chough, its red feet and bill signifying Arthur's violent and bloody end.

Where do Swallows migrate from to the UK every spring/summer?

Africa
South America
Asia
Europe

Africa

Swallows are extremely agile in flight and spend most of their time on the wing.

What species is this?

Thursh
Bull finch
Dunnock
Blackbird

Dunnock

When two rival males come across each other they become animated with lots of wing-flicking and loud calling. They often nest in hedgerows which is why ecologists are needed to conduct nesting bird checks before development takes place.
Check out information on nesting bird surveys.

What species is this?

Chaffinch
Robin
Blue Tit
Bullfinch

Bullfinch

They feed on buds of various trees in spring and were once considered a 'pest' of fruit crops.

What species is this?

Chaffinch
Gold finch
Black bird
Tree sparrow

Tree Sparrow

The UK tree sparrow population has suffered a severe decline, estimated at 93 per cent between 1970 and 2008. You can tell them apart from house sparrows by the colour of their cap – tree sparrows have a brown cap on their heads, whereas house sparrows have a grey cap. Read more

Black headed gulls have a black head all year round.

True
False

False

Not really a black-headed bird, more chocolate-brown - in fact, for much of the year, it has a white head rather than a black one!

What time of year is the robin most famous for?

Easter
Halloween
St Davids Day
Christmas

Christmas

Robins are considered the gardeners friend often watching gardeners disturbing the ground so that they can feed on various insects that have been unearthed.

What bird of prey is this?

Golden eagle
Red kite
Peregrine
Barn owl

This is a Peregrine!

Peregrines have been persecuted in the past especially during the 1960s and have been impacted by pesticides in the food chain. Improved legislation and protection have helped the species to recover and they have now expanded into many urban areas.

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