BIRDQUIZ

The questions on this page are designed to test your knowledge of All the World’s Birds and provide an entertaining way to learn more.

The questions are listed in reverse order of publication, so that the most recent question is at the top. All questions have previously appeared on Twitter as tweets from @charlesrstubbs.

The answers to the questions can be found on this page: BIRDQUIZ Answers

Have fun!

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BIRDQUIZ 20/7 Can you match these bird species to the world regions where they are regularly present? Balicassiao, Neddicky, Plushcap, Rifleman:  Africa, Asia, Australasia, South America.

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BIRDQUIZ 20/6 In v10.1 of the IOC birdlist, what is the only member of Family: Sylviidae – Sylviid Babblers that regularly occurs in the Americas?

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BIRDQUIZ 20/5 In v10.1 of the IOC birdlist, Family: Motacillidae – Wagtails, Pipits has species with English names ending in ‘Wagtail’, ‘Pipit’ and what else?

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BIRDQUIZ 20/4 If all the species in v10.1 of the IOC birdlist are arranged in alphabetical order by their English names, Abbott’s Babbler comes first. What comes last? [Hint: it’s not Zitting Cisticola]

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BIRDQUIZ 20/3 Can you solve this riddle? When is an Ovenbird not an Ovenbird? When it’s an Ovenbird!

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BIRDQUIZ 20/2 In v10.1 of the IOC birdlist there is a Passerine bird family with 11 species – 1 regularly found in the Americas, 1 in Western Palearctic, 7 in Africa, 4 in Asia. What’s the family?

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BIRDQUIZ 20/1 In v9.2 of the IOC birdlist there are three species with an English name that starts with the word ‘Wandering’? One is Wandering Albatross. Can you name the other two?

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BIRDQUIZ 19/12 In v9.2 of the IOC birdlist there are two bird species – Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike and Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher – that are in the same bird family. But which family?

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BIRDQUIZ 19/11 What’s the only species of the Cockatoos family that does not regularly occur in Australasia?

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BIRDQUIZ 19/10 Following the mid-2019 shake-up of Non-Passerine Orders (see the ATWB July 2019 blog post), can you place these bird families in their new taxonomic sequence?
Penguins, Grebes, Skuas, Cuckoos, Owls, Swifts.

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BIRDQUIZ 19/9 In v9.2 of the IOC birdlist there are 8 species with English names of just 4 letters. Two are Omao and Iiwi (Hawaii endemics). How many of the other six can you name?

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BIRDQUIZ 19/8 Christmas Shearwater and Christmas Frigatebird … Both breed on Christmas Island but are never seen together. Why?

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BIRDQUIZ 19/7 Which bird species is the only member of Family: Fringillidae – Finches, Euphonias to occur regularly in southern India?

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BIRDQUIZ 19/6 In v9.2 of the IOC birdlist, what do the following three bird species have in common? Kagu Rhynochetos jubatus, Cuckoo Roller Leptosomus discolor, Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens?

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BIRDQUIZ 19/5 In v9.2 of the IOC birdlist, what bird species has the longest (hyphenated) SINGLE WORD English name, with 18 characters? [Hint: it’s well known but infrequently seen.]

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BIRDQUIZ 19/4 To have a good chance of seeing both these species on the same day, where would you need to be birding?

636/5797  Ashy Minivet  Pericrocotus divaricatus

680/6142  Island Monarch  Monarcha cinerascens

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BIRDQUIZ 19/3 There’s one species of bird that’s found only in the countries of Jamaica and Colombia.

What is it, and where in Colombia is it regularly present?

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BIRDQUIZ 19/2 Which of these is NOT a type of Hummingbird? Coronet, Jacobin, Monklet, Racket-tail, Sabrewing, Thornbill, Thorntail?

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BIRDQUIZ 19/1 In v9.2 of the IOC birdlist there are 4 species with only THREE letters in their English name.

One is:  548/543Y  Mao   Gymnomyza aubryana of the Samoan islands.

Can you name the other three?

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