All About Cockatiels 10 questions. I hope this wasn't too easy-going for you - your hubs are just fantastic and so full of detailed knowledge. Thanks for sharing! Birds Quiz - Multiple Choice Bird Quiz Questions. Which family of birds does the robin belong to? Here's a cool video of her and Alex doing their thing. 7. Song thrushes lay very small eggs. Now watch this cute video of Puffins popping in and out of their burrows. In most species, the male is usually bigger than the female but not so with the Eurasian Eagle Owl. Oh, and before you go, just fly up to the poll above and cast your vote! They do not automatically link at the bottom of yours because we chose different breadcrumb categories; megapodes are endangered and not suitable as pets. Amanda Littlejohn (author) on April 08, 2013: Thank you for your kind comments, how lovely - I am happy that you enjoyed this. Question: Which is the smallest living bird? Thanks for the 'pin.' I am going to read a few times to soak up all the fun facts! Despite their great size and fearsome appearance, they were actually quite harmless vegetarians, grazing on leaves and herbs. Emu eggs are large but not the largest. You say the wandering albatross is the largest flightless bird, but then you go on to talk about their flight. When they do, they swallow them whole. Most scientists now believe that birds evolved from dinosaurs. Nice job! I must say this is excellent. They also live in rivers and far out at sea. Most people think of birds as living in trees or at least making their homes and nests in them. Next Question > Test your knowledge of birds Quite clearly lots of other animals have. So let's go from the very big to the very small. I think birds are very interesting, too and I'm glad you enjoyed this article. Birds are sweet and beautiful, and their flight is an object of envy, often the inspiration for ballads. I watched each and every video and went so well with your explanations. Okay, of course all birds are related on the evolutionary tree of life, but ostriches and chickens are only very distant cousins. Next Question > Song thrush. 20. After he died, at the age of thirty-one, Dr. Pepperberg wrote in the book I mentioned earlier, about her experiences with him, that the last words they shared together were: Not all these intense relationships develop only between owners and their captive birds. A couple of centuries ago, these African birds were considered so exotic and strange that they were regularly 'exhibited' at travelling fairs, alongside the 'freak' shows' and 'amazing wonders' type of entertainments popular at the time. Parrots are very intelligent and adapt easily to interaction with humans, especially where they have taken to living alongside humans in urban parks. 22. This is a great hub! Get notified when new articles are added to the knowledge base. Thanks so much for your kind comments! I do SO appreciate it and only wish I could reply individually as I usually do - but for all kinds of reasons I have to be away from the computer for a while (a friend in need, in short) but I WILL get round to 'seeing' you all as soon as I can! Girl Interrupted Eating CC-BY-2.0 via Flickr. I saw this video today on different birds http://youtu.be/NEFdCnax2LE which you might find interesting too :). But we've already seen that they also live out at sea and in the desert where there are very few trees of any kind. Thanks again for your generous words. You have me wanting to learn more about its life. Next Question > Hummingbird. Feeding and Attracting Birds. I don't want to blatantly promote my own hubs here, but I think you will find my three on megapodes to be quite compatible and linkable to this, including scientific facts and original line drawings to color. Poor thing has to put his beak behind him to sleep! Many birds fly thousands of miles without stopping when they migrate. I sure did learn a lot about these birds. All birds have feathers and wings and a 'bill' or 'beak.' But, because they are so quick, they frequently catch rattlesnakes. Some even live in caves and underground burrows. Not only are they tall and fast but they are also pretty darned heavy, weighing in at a hefty 350 pounds. Dr. Pepperberg has written a super book all about her experiences with Alex. It has not been hunted to extinction (not much meat on it I guess). Golden and argus are varieties of which bird? 3. Although I do like crows, too - they are so darned smart. 5. Ostriches tend to look down on humans—from a height of about nine feet! Which of the following birds can see in the night? Ostrich eggs are big. My sixth quiz! Bernadyn from Jacksonville, Florida on March 19, 2014: Useful hub, fun and interesting facts about birds. Which of the following birds changes its home seasonally? 9. An adult male weighs about 25 pounds—that's the size of a Thanksgiving turkey. But the variations on that theme are mind-boggling. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. There was quite a lot of research but I really enjoyed it so it was fun and satisfying to do. 10 questions. xD. So, all we have left to show, are some bones. And they can go really fast. 11. Which of the following birds climbs on trees? These are actually neither ears nor horns! Either way, this was a great hub. Name That Bird In Three Clues! The Ostrich is the largest living bird and, while it can run up to 60 miles per hour, it is completely flightless. Still, they are a family of birds that evolved about 100, 000 years ago and they're still around, so I guess they must be doing something right! Thanks for saying that this article is good and if you think it isn't the best, I would really find it helpful if you could tell me what it's missing - so I can make it better! It is really tiny and while not quite as small as a bee, has an overall length from the tip of the bill to the tip of the tail of a minuscule 2 inches - that's about 5 centimeters! Where can I order bird guides and song recordings? 8. Which bird looks like a sparrow except during mating season? Amanda Littlejohn (author) on January 15, 2014: Hi Dbro - thank you so so much for your comment! Specially the information in "Did you know... box is very interesting. 6. They make their homes and nests in deep underground burrows—just the same as rabbits! I have to say that hummingbirds really are astonishing, aren't they? Toucans don't make good pets. The Wandering Albatross is the largest living flying bird. It was funny and interesting, and had lots of useful content. Check out this astonishing true story of the wild parrots of Telegraph Hill... What do you mean, you've never heard of Tinamous? Which of the following birds sucks nectar from flowers? Omelette anyone? What you may not know, is that the roadrunner is a real bird! Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on March 19, 2014: Kids, and adults too will surely find this a fun read! The real Roadrunner is a desert bird from southwest America. Which of the following birds is often seen in pairs. So an adult human could lie down under the outstretched wing and be completely covered. Which of the following birds eats rats? Thanks for sharing and congratulations for a well deserved HOTD! The Best Pop & Rock Songs About Flying Birds: It's not a mystery why birds are a popular topic in pop and rock songs. But did you know that parrots can also learn to count, recognize and name different colors and shapes and even be trained to perform simple household chores? 'Beep Beep!'