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Bird Knowledge #1

Can you answer these random trivia questions about birds?
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Last updated: January 2, 2018
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What is the smallest species of bird?
Bee Hummingbird
What is a group of crows called?
Murder
What is the largest species of penguin?
Emperor Penguin
Where does that species live?
Antarctica
What is the heaviest type of bird?
Ostrich
What bird of New Zealand was larger than the above, but was driven
to extinction around 1400 AD?
Moa
What species of bird has the longest wingspan - up to 3.5 meters?
Wandering Albatross
What bird is the national animal of New Zealand?
Kiwi
What bird is the national animal of the United States? (be specific)
Bald Eagle
What bird can be found on the national seal of Australia?
Emu
What R word means "bird of prey"?
Raptor
What bird is found on Canada's one dollar coin?
Common Loon
What bird, starting with the letter O, is also known as a sea hawk?
Osprey
What is a group of geese called?
Gaggle
What is a male goose called?
Gander
What organ, found in birds, is used to grind up food?
Gizzard
What is the name for red part that hangs down from the throat of a chicken or turkey?
Wattle
What red-colored bird is the state bird of seven different U.S. states?
Northern Cardinal
What is the only U.S. state where flamingos are commonly found?
Florida
What birds were commonly used to carry messages during WWI?
Homing Pigeons
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Level 70
Jan 3, 2018
Needs to accept "annoying" for a group of geese.
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Level 86
Jan 20, 2018
Guinea fowls are much worse.
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Level 75
May 8, 2018
But they eat ticks, so I would welcome them.
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Level 39
Jun 29, 2018
You do not want guineas, trust me. They may eat ticks, but also your eyes. The babies are super cute though.
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Level 16
May 10, 2018
So true
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Level 59
Jan 4, 2018
Very nice, thanks!
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Level 72
Jan 5, 2018
I specialize in bird law.
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Level 63
Feb 6, 2018
I had no idea #7 was THAT big. The wingspan and the bird itself. I mean with a Condor (which I thought the answer would be) you kind of see how big it is but that one doesn't so it really surprised me. Then again I've only ever seen an Andean Condor "live" in a bird park. No #7 or variation of the species.
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Level 68
May 8, 2018
Another extinct bird in New Zealand is the Haast's Eagle, the largest bird of prey in the world.
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Level 66
May 8, 2018
It wasn't bigger than an Ostrich though.
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Level 22
May 9, 2018
well technically not as big as an ostrich, but i bet it could eat one. These things used to prey on moa. A very scary bird indeed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haast%27s_eagle

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Level 60
May 8, 2018
Please accept Red Cardinal for the Northern Cardinal. Nice quiz btw!
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Level 84
May 8, 2018
Can never remember wattle.
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Level 75
May 8, 2018
All some of us have to do is look in the mirror if we forget.
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Level 65
Aug 1, 2019
If you waddle and have a wattle you are in trouble.
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Level 68
Dec 30, 2022
As you are when you waffle.
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Level 65
Jan 3, 2023
I live on wattles road. Close to Warren...
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Level 71
May 8, 2018
Fun fact: largest known bird species was the Elephant Bird, weighing up to five times heavier than an Ostrich, and the tallest was the female Moa, the only bird known to have no wings!
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Level 51
May 10, 2018
There are actually three collective nouns for geese: a gaggle when they are on the ground, a skein when there is a group of them in flight, and a wedge when they are in flight in a V formation.
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Level 72
May 30, 2018
A few notes about this quiz (boy does that sound pretentious...): 1. I feel like the extra S shouldn't be needed in Albatross (as with so many other answers on JetPunk); 2. Giving the starting letter for Raptor makes it kind of too obvious, doesn't it? (same with Osprey, although I would have probably not gotten it without the O); 3. If you're gonna ask to be specific about the USA bird, why not be specific for the pigeon as well?; 4. Crows are creepy.
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Level 89
Dec 30, 2022
Neat quiz. Briefly thought gizzard was a wattle for some reason
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Level 77
Dec 30, 2022
Pffft. This quiz is for the birds… … … :D
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Level 67
Dec 30, 2022
At what age will Ryan Gosling become Ryan Gander?
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Level 65
Jan 3, 2023
The same age when a puppy becomes a dog
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Level 83
Dec 30, 2022
Easy quiz, as I specialize in bird law.
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Level 66
Jan 5, 2023
Alright Charlie.
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Level 66
Dec 30, 2022
Serious question - is there another name for Red Cardinal that I'm missing that can explain why it's at a massive 64% ???

More than albatross! Or is it just a lot of USA folk do quizzes about birds here?

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Level 65
Dec 30, 2022
I know "Cardinal" is used in various US sports teams, maybe that has something to do with it. I got the question wrong.
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Level 65
Dec 30, 2022
What's the difference between a gizzard and a gullet? (I assume a gullet is not an organ, but I thought it was used to grind up food. I don't know what a gizzard is, I assumed it was just the term for throat/neck. I thought a gullet was a sack full of rocks which aided in grinding up food)
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Level 80
Jan 1, 2023
Too geese-centric
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Level 65
Jan 3, 2023
What's good for the goose is good for the gander. Take a gander at them geese.
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Level 63
Nov 11, 2023
I suggest accepting "caruncle" and "caruncula" as alternatives to "wattle". Technically those have a broader meaning, but they still work for the hint.