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Check Your Knowledge of Flying Animals With This Quiz About Birds!

Some of the most amazing animals on the planet are birds. Most birds can fly and soar with the clouds as effortlessly as you or I can blink our eyes. They are very incredible creatures. See how much you understand about birds by taking this quiz!

Only the islands of our 50th state are home to the “nene,” the state bird of Hawaii. Which of the following describes a “nene” the most closely?

Scrub jay

Canada goose

Cooper’s hawk

Flamingo

Canada goose
It is believed that this bird, which is called nene in Hawaiian, descended from the Canada goose because of its resemblance to that species. It is also connected to the gigantic, four times larger than the nene, prehistoric enormous Hawaii goose that lived on the island of Hawaii.

What was the name of the tropical bird that the characters in “Up” encountered trouble with?

Steve

Jeff

Jeremy

Kevin

Kevin
Although Kevin is referred to as the fictitious bird breed “snipe,” the Himalayan Monal Pheasant in the image does resemble him. If Russell had realized that Kevin is truly a girl, he might not have given this bird the name Kevin.

Big Bird from Sesame Street is the largest bird you’ll ever see and technically a flightless bird. What height does Big Bird possess?

6’8

8’2

7’2

5’11

8’2
Big Bird, who was previously played by Caroll Spinney and is currently performed by Matt Vogel, is an 8’2″ giant who is also able to roller skate, ice skate, sing, draw, speak English, crack jokes, and has even been known to sing the alphabet as one long word.

Which Asian nation’s national bird is the green pheasant?

China

Japan

Vietnam

Iraq

Japan
The green pheasant, or Japanese green pheasant, is an omnivorous bird that is indigenous to the Japanese archipelago and is an endemic species there. It is regarded as a subspecies of the common pheasant, Phasianus colchicus, by certain scientific authorities. It is Japan’s national bird.

Which of the following represents Jamaica’s national bird?

Brown pelican

Doctor bird

Black-chinned hummingbird

Red-billed tropicbird

Doctor bird
The national bird of Jamaica, an island nation, is the red-billed streamertail, sometimes referred to as the doctor bird.

What bird is frequently connected to the birth of a child?

Stork

Ostrich

Maya

Eagle

Stork
Storks have a long history of being connected to childbirth.

Which bird is the largest in existence?

Ostrich

Bald eagle

Swan

Woodpecker

Ostrich
An ostrich is a large, flightless bird that may grow up to nine feet tall and weigh as much as 250 pounds.

What kind of bird’s species is a mallard?

Eagle

Duck

Chicken

Ostrich

Duck
A kind of duck that is indigenous to North and South America is the mallard. They have a ten-year life span in the wild.

What bird represents Michigan?

Chicken

American robin

Eagle

Turkey

American robin
Although Wisconsin and Connecticut also declare the American robin to be their state bird, Michigan has designated it as its state bird.

Which of the following represents Pennsylvania’s state bird?

Swan

Northern Cardinal

Ruffed Grouse

Bobwhite Quail

Ruffed Grouse
Pennsylvania declared the ruffed grouse its official bird in 1931. The ruffed grouse male is fiercely territorial and aggressive.

What is the name of Georgia’s official state bird, even though the bobwhite quail is the state game bird?

Mockingbird

Mountain Bluebird

Ruffed Grouse

Brown Thrasher

Brown Thrasher
Georgia declared the brown thrasher its official state bird in 1970. Even though the governor had declared it to be the state bird in 1935, the Georgia legislature didn’t formally declare it so until 1970.

What animal represents Honduras?

Toucan

Robin

Rufous-bellied Thrush

Scarlet Macaw

Scarlet Macaw
The Scarlet Macaw is the Honduran nation’s national bird.

What kind of bird can you identify in this picture?

Swallow

Albatross

Kingfisher

Finch

Kingfisher
A family of colorful birds known as kingfishers can be found in the tropics of Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Three subfamilies, 19 genera, and 114 species make up the kingfisher family.

Which continent is home to the emu, the second-largest bird in the world?

South America

Asia

Africa

Australia

Australia
Large and unable of flight, emus are endemic to Australia.

The national bird of Hawaii is in danger. Which of the following is the state bird of Hawaii?

Peregrine Falcon

Brown Pelican

Nene

Northern Cardinal

Nene
In 1957, Hawaii declared the nene its official bird. It is listed as an endangered species and is also known as the Hawaiian Goose.

Numerous cultures use this strong, swift bird for hunting. Identify this impressive bird for me.

Falcon

Grey Kestrel

Merlin

African Hobby

Falcon
The falcon is a magnificent species of raptor and a domesticated bird of prey that is employed for hunting throughout much of the world. With the exception of Antarctica, they are extensively dispersed throughout all continents and comprise about 40 species.

Which of the birds whose name sounds like an insect has the smallest wingspan?

Cardinal

Parakeet

Albatross

Bee Hummingbird

Bee Hummingbird
The bee hummingbird is not much bigger than some insects, as its name would imply. It only has a 3.25-centimeter wingspan.

Which birds can mimic human speech because they have thick tongues?

Pheasants

Crows

Cocks

Parrots

Parrots
Due to their broad tongues, parrots are able to mimic speech without the need of lips.

What species of bird is depicted on the New Zealand dollar coin?

Ostrich

Kiwi

Robin

Robin

Kiwi
The fluffy, flightless bird known as the kiwi is shown on the one dollar coin of New Zealand.

Which of the following is the world’s swiftest bird?

Bald eagle

Ostrich

Golden eagle

Peregrine falcon

Peregrine falcon
The Peregrine falcon is the fastest bird in the world and has been observed diving at speeds of up to 240 mph.

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