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101 Bird Trivia Questions To Test Your Birder Knowledge

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November 17, 2022

Did you know the chicken is the closest living relative to the T-rex? Do you know what the smallest bird egg in history is and how big it is? Can you name a bird by looking at the color of its feathers? 

The birder world is fascinating, with more than 11,000 bird species identified all over the world.

Test your knowledge with these bird trivia questions and answers. Find out if you’re a professional-level Ornithologist or if you have more bird watching to do to brush up on your feathered knowledge. 

Try our bird quiz to find out how much you really know about the planet’s birds. Compare your answers to our bird trivia questions with your other bird-watching friends and find out who deserves the title of the ultimate Ornithologist!

Looking for more trivia? Check out our flowers & tree trivia quiz or our fruit & vegetable trivia quiz. Or you can test out your general plant knowledge with our plant trivia questions and answers.

1. What distinctive feature decorates a Herring Gull's beak?

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2. The red-billed quelea is the world's most abundant bird. On which continent is it found?

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3. What are the two predominant colors of a wild budgerigar?

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4. What is the state bird of Alabama, USA?

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5. Lundy Island is particularly known for being home to which birds?

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6. The collective noun 'paddling' refers to a gaggle of which bird?

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1. Which bird's name derives from the Aboriginal for 'Good cockatoo'?

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2. Where might you find a Dipper's nest?

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3. What is another name for a gnu?

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4. Which of these birds can fly?

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5. Which of these birds is spelt incorrectly?

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6. What bird feathers do superstitious folks never keep in the house as a decoration?

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1. What color is the neck of a peacock?

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2. Confusingly, what is the predominant color of the female Black Redstart?

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3. Where do Long-eared Owls live?

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4. Which of these birds is unable to fly?

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5. The black petrel, now an endangered species, is native to which country?

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6. Which bird is the international symbol of happiness?

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1. Which of these birds is NOT native to the UK?

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2. The Goliath Bird Eater is the world's largest species of which creature?

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3. In the summer the male has chestnut-colored plumage and its bill is blue. What type of duck is it?

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4. Which of these words is an anagram of a bird's name?

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5. A bird in the hand is worth how many in the bush?

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6. Where would you find the mesite bird?

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1. What is the smallest penguin species?

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2. What word is given to birds reared for human consumption?

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3. In what country do you find the Kiwi?

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4. Which of these birds became extinct most recently?

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5. What is a baby Peacock called?

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6. What is a young swan called?

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1. Which of these British birds is nocturnal?

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2. Which bird completes the phrase 'As proud as a '?

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3. Which is the official state bird of Texas and Tennessee?

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4. What type of bird is a Kookaburra?

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5. How long does it take to hard-boil an Ostrich egg?

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6. Which exotic bird stands on one leg?

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1. Kookaburra are native to which of these countries?

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2. Which birds are known as a 'murder' when gathered together?

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3. Which bird has the biggest eyes?

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4. The bald eagle is America's national bird. What is Britain's?

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5. What is a female Peacock known as?

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6. What is a young hen called?

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1. Which bird was hunted to extinction in the UK by the mid 19th century, but has been reintroduced to Salisbury Plain in the last few years?

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2. Which of these was NOT one of the reasons the dodo became extinct?

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3. Buteo regalis is the scientific name of which bird?

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4. How many toes on each foot does an ostrich stand on?

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5. What physical characteristic indicates the gender of a budgie?

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6. How long do budgies usually live?

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1. Where does a Kingfisher lay her eggs?

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2. What is the national bird of France?

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3. Which of these birds cannot fly?

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4. Waved and Black-browed are types of which bird?

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5. Ring-necked' and 'turtle' are two varieties of which bird?

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6. The dodo was the world's largest example of which sort of bird?

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1. Which bird is also a 'grumble'?

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2. Which popular bird was named after what was wrongly thought to be its country of origin?

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3. A rafter is a group of which sort of birds?

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4. Which of these birds has a patch of blue feathers on its wings?

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5. Which bird is known as a stankie in the Scottish Borders?

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6. Which bird, associated with Christmas, is the official state bird of Michigan and Wisconsin?

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1. The windhover is another name for which bird?

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2. Which bird completes the phrase 'As wise as an'?

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3. Which bird has the largest wing span?

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4. Which of these birds does NOT eat fish?

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5. Which of these is true of humans, but not of birds?

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6. What is a whippoorwill?

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1. Where can you find the Emu?

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2. The minivet belongs to which family of birds?

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3. When do flamingoes become pink?

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4. Ducks have two ways to feed. What are they?

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5. Which bird was a symbol of the city of Ancient Athens?

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6. What is a gathering of turkeys known as?

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1. What is a young owl called?

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2. What is the largest web-footed bird?

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3. Which bird completes the phrase 'As happy as a '?

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4. Which bird record does the red-billed quelea hold?

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5. Where would you most likely find a Coot?

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6. What color is the stripe down the breast of the Great Tit?

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1. What Peruvian word is given to seabird droppings used as fertilizer?

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2. Back in 1681, where was the last known sighting of the dodo?

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3. What is the more common name for the 'apteryx'?

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4. Budgies of all sorts of colors have been developed by breeders - but what color are they in the wild?

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5. What is a male goose called?

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6. What color is a purple finch?

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1. How fast can a hummingbird beat its wings?

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2. The quail and the partridge are members of which bird family?

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3. A three-year-old Common Swift spends roughly how much of its time in the air?

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4. What was the name of the eagle that famously escaped from London Zoo in 1965?

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5. Which birds are born in pairs with the elder sometimes killing its younger nest mate?

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6. What color is a Blue Tit's breast?

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1. What is a young duck called?

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2. Pandion haliaetus is the scientific name of which bird?

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3. Why is the hoopoe bird so-called?

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4. Cockatoos are parrots from which continent?

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5. Which of these birds beats its prey to death either by whipping it against a tree or dropping it on a stone?

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6. Which bird, was once a native to the island of Mauritius?

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1. Which of these birds' beaks has a pouch adapted to catch fish?

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2. In which part of the UK can you see golden eagles and ptarmigan in the wild?

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3. Which of these habitats would best suit a sparrow?

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4. Which bird takes its name from the Portuguese word meaning 'ostrich'?

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5. The dunnock is another name for which common bird?

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