Birds of Prey Quiz

Birds of Prey Quiz

Mar 21, 2023

BIRDS OF PREY QUIZ 
Those wonderful birds of prey, soaring languidly on the thermals in search of food. This is a little quiz to test your knowledge of these wonderful creatures from all over the world.

QUESTIONS

1. What name is given to an eagle’s nest?

2. With a classic ‘whit-tu-woo’ call, what is the most common type of owl in the UK?

3. Originally from South America, what is the largest bird of prey in the world and the largest of all birds that can fly?

4. What single word colloquially groups all birds of prey? Hint – It begins with the letter R

5. Called a ‘Pigeon-Hawk’ in the USA, Rolls Royce named the 1933 engine that was used in the iconic Spitfire aircraft after this small falcon. What is its spell binding name?

6. What bird of prey (be specific) is found on the Great Seal of the USA?

7. True or false, birds of prey use their beaks to capture and kill their food?

8. Which bird of prey is able to exceed 320 km/h (242 mph) in flight when diving in a hunt and is the fastest creature on Earth?

9. Which nation of the Middle East is famous for its falcon racing, with the bird appearing on corporate logos, banknotes and is the national emblem?

10. What name is given to a group of baby eagles?
a. Babeagles
b. Eaglets
c. Younglings
d. Muggles

 

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ANSWERS

1. What name is given to an eagle’s nest?
EYRIE

2. With a classic ‘whit-tu-woo’ call, what is the most common type of owl in the UK?
TAWNY OWL

3. Originally from South America, what is the largest bird of prey in the world and the largest of all birds that can fly?
CONDOR (Specifically the Andean Condor)

4. What single word colloquially groups all birds of prey? Hint – It begins with the letter R
RAPTORS

5. Called a ‘Pigeon-Hawk’ in the USA, Rolls Royce named the 1933 engine that was used in the iconic Spitfire aircraft after this small falcon. What is its spell binding name?
MERLIN

6. What bird of prey (be specific) is found on the Great Seal of the USA?
BALD EAGLE

7. True or false, birds of prey use their beaks to capture and kill their food?
FALSE (Their feet and talons are used to kill their prey)

8. Which bird of prey is able to exceed 320 km/h (242 mph) in flight when diving in a hunt and is the fastest creature on Earth?
PEREGRINE FALCON

9. Which nation of the Middle East is famous for its falcon racing, with the bird appearing on corporate logos, banknotes and is the national emblem?
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

10. What name is given to a group of baby eagles?
a. Babeagles
b. Eaglets
c. Younglings
d. Muggles

B. EAGLETS (depending on their stage of life they can also be called, nestlings, fledglings and juveniles)

 

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