A Quiz for May

Unlocking Warwick’s monthly socials “In The Ballroom” usually feature a quiz devised by Helen Fellows. During the lockdown she’s still creating a quiz each month for us to try at home.

Twenty questions. No prizes. (No looking up the answers please!) With everyone particularly appreciating the birdsong this spring, with less traffic noise and no aircraft, Helen has decided to have Birds as the theme this time. It’s quite a tough quiz.  Ready?

  1. Early in the morning during the spring, birds sing to defend their territories and to attract a mate. What is this called?
  2. Which family of birds does the robin belong to?
  3. What is the largest bird in the UK?
  4. What is the smallest bird in the UK?
  5. Which bird is also known as the hedge sparrow?
  6. What is the bird on the RSPB logo?
  7. A male swan is called a cob. What is a female swan called?
  8. What is a baby pigeon called?
  9. What is the oldest known fossil bird?
  10. Humboldt, gentoo, macaroni and chinstrap are all types of which birds?
  11. Which bird still in existence has the longest wingspan in the world?
  12. What is special about the bones of most birds?
  13. What is the study of birds’ eggs called?
  14. Which country has more species of flightless birds than any other country? 
  15. Budgerigars are found in the wild in which country?
  16. What bird is the national symbol of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru?
  17. What was Long John Silver’s parrot named? 
  18. The word ‘halcyon’ pertains to which bird?
  19. What is the name given to a flock or gathering of crows?
  20. An exaltation is a group of which birds?

Helen will give us the answers next Saturday, May 9th, and we’ll put them here on the website. If you got more than half of them right, email info@unlockingwarwick.org with your score and we’ll declare a winner.