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Birds in French Quiz

Can you name these well-known birds in French?
Quiz by ktms1605
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Last updated: June 15, 2022
First submittedApril 9, 2022
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Blue tit
Great tit
Robin
Wren
Sparrow
Thrush
Blackbird
Starling
Goldfinch
Chaffinch
Greenfinch
Bullfinch
Magpie
Woodpecker
Nightingale
Cuckoo
Crow
Raven
Jackdaw
Hummingbird
Pigeon
Dove
Gull (large)
Gull (small)
Kingfisher
Duck
Swan
Goose
Heron
Pelican
Stork
Toucan
Peacock
Parrot
Macaw
Cockatoo
Canary
Budgie
Cockatiel
Owl (with ear tufts)
Owl (no ear tufts)
bald eagle
Golden eagle
Buzzard
Falcon
A kestrel
Sparrowhawk
Condor
Vulture
Chicken
Rooster (male)
Hen (female)
Turkey
Pheasant
Quail
Grouse
Flamingo
Penguin
Auk
Razorbill
Puffin
Ostrich
Emu
Kiwi
Jay
Blue jay
Albatross
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Level 72
Apr 9, 2022
The image purportedly showing a kiwi is some kind of a wader, but it is definitely not a kiwi.
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Level 43
Apr 9, 2022
Must have clicked a curlew by mistake (pretty sharp eye, well done). Thanks for the feedback, and let me know if you want any other French quizzes (I'm gonna make loads to try and learn the language)
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Level 46
Apr 13, 2022
This is mostly fine, sometimes a little random as to whether a short answer is ok or a long answer is needed. However, your seagull picture is a goéland, not a mouette, and your owl picture I think is an hibou, not a chouette. Neither is a necessary distinction in English.
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Level 46
Apr 13, 2022
and hawk is quite a generic term, probably closer to buse than épervier. I got épervier (sparrowhawk) from looking at the picture
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Level 46
Apr 13, 2022
oh, and you did accept manchot as a type-in, but it's really THE answer. Pingouin is an auk or razorbill, even if you could maybe accept it as a type-in due to common usage
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Level 46
Apr 13, 2022
pigeon not pidgeon, the articles before each name make it a little harder to read, and seeing as a kestrel is a faucon in French, you might as well be more specific about the preceding falcon picture
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Level 43
Apr 14, 2022
Hiya, I fixed the things you mentioned. There's a lot of stuff I had no idea about as an English speaker (e.g. 2 types of owls, seagulls vs gulls, etc.) and translation sites don't provide much explanation, so thanks for the feedback.
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Level 46
Apr 14, 2022
Yeah, you've opened up a whole can of worms. There are some important animal distinctions in France. Call a dromedary a "chameau" and you'll be taken for an imbecile.

There are lots of bird names that translate the same but apply to different birds (e.g. "un puffin" = a shearwater, "a puffin" = un macareux; "une bergeronnette grise" = a white wagtail, "a grey wagtail" = une bergeronnette des ruisseaux).

"Family" divisions are different too. Warblers and waders are a particular nightmare. For example, common sandpiper and spotted redshank are both species of "chevalier" in French, pouillot fitis and fauvette des jardins are both "warblers" in English. To be fair, the French tends to be more scientifically accurate.

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Level 46
Apr 14, 2022
I'd probably go with "Gull (large)" for goéland, with your picture of a yellow-legged gull, and "Gull (small)" with a picture of a black-headed gull (rather than a hard-to-identify juvenile) for mouette.