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Bird Quiz

Brown bird with yellow eyes and feathers sticking up like horns.
Great horned owl at Isle Royale National Park

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Birds of all shapes and sizes can be found almost anywhere from national parks to your own neighborhood. Spot or listen for them overhead, on the ground, in the water, on rock faces, and atop buildings. Learn more about birds and check for birding events in national park near you.

Test your bird expertise with our Bird Quiz! Answer each question and check if you guessed correctly using the dropdown menus.

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Q1: What is the largest bird in national parks?

Grid of four images: A: Bald Eagle, B: California Condor, C: Golden Eagle, D: Osprey
A: Bald Eagle, B: California Condor, C: Golden Eagle, D: Osprey

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click to see asset described as A condor taking flightB: California Condor (9-foot wingspan)

Q2: What bird can fly backwards?

Grid of four images: A: Hummingbird, B: Baltimore Oriole, C: California Quail, D: Gray Jay
A: Hummingbird, B: California Quail, C: Baltimore Oriole, C: Gray Jay

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A: Hummingbird

Q3: Which bird makes this sound?

Grid of four images: A: Red-footed Booby, B: Ptarmigan, C:Tufted Puffin, D: Pine Grosbeak
A: Red-footed Booby, B: Ptarmigan, C:Tufted Puffin, D: Pine Grosbeak

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A ptarmigan
B: Ptarmigan

Q4: What is a group of owls called?

Five little birds standing on grass
A: Gaggle, B: Brood, C: Congress, D: Parliament

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D: Parliament

Q5: Which is the fastest bird?

Grid of four images: A: Sharp-shinned hawk, B: Red-tailed Hawk, C: Peregrine Falcon, D: Osprey
A: Sharp-shinned hawk, B: Red-tailed Hawk, C: Peregrine Falcon, D: Osprey

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Peregrine falcon perched on rocks, blue sky behind
C:Peregrine falcon (up to 200 mph)

Last updated: January 11, 2021