Can You Identify These Birds Based On Their Scientific Names?

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Can You Identify These Birds Based On Their Scientific Names? - Quiz

Are you familiar with the scientific names of birds? Try this informative quiz on the scientific names of birds and see if you can identify these birds or not. Do you know what the scientific name of the Crow is? Which is the largest flightless bird? Get answers to all this and much more in this scientific bird name quiz. All the best! If you find the quiz knowledgeable and you learned something interesting, do not forget to share it with your friends.


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  • 1. 

    "Polly Wants Mutton, Too." This phrase is often used for this bird. Its scientific name is PsittaciformesIdentify this bird.

    • A.

      Penguin

    • B.

      Puffbird

    • C.

      Parrot

    • D.

      Pelicans

    Correct Answer
    C. Parrot
    Explanation
    The phrase "Polly Wants Mutton, Too" is commonly associated with parrots, indicating that the bird mentioned in the question is a parrot. Additionally, the scientific name Psittaciformes is the scientific classification for parrots.

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  • 2. 

    It is one of the favorite food items of non-vegetarians. Its scientific name is Gallus gallus domesticus. Identify this bird.

    • A.

      Chicken

    • B.

      Cuckoo

    • C.

      Crow

    • D.

      Cranes

    Correct Answer
    A. Chicken
    Explanation
    The given information states that the bird is a favorite food item of non-vegetarians, and its scientific name is Gallus gallus domesticus. Based on this information, the correct answer is Chicken, as chicken is commonly consumed by non-vegetarians and its scientific name matches the given information.

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  • 3. 

    It pays keen attention to details. Its scientific name is Strigiformes. Identify the bird.

    • A.

      Eagle

    • B.

      Raven

    • C.

      Sparrow

    • D.

      Owl

    Correct Answer
    D. Owl
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Owl. Owls are known for their ability to pay keen attention to details, which is an important characteristic for them as nocturnal hunters. Their scientific name is Strigiformes, which further confirms their identification as owls.

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  • 4. 

    It is a flightless bird. Its scientific name is Spheniscidae. Identify the bird.

    • A.

      Polar Bear

    • B.

      Penguin

    • C.

      Puffback

    • D.

      Pintail

    Correct Answer
    B. Penguin
    Explanation
    The given information states that the bird is flightless and its scientific name is Spheniscidae. Penguins are known for being flightless birds and their scientific name is indeed Spheniscidae. Therefore, the correct answer is Penguin.

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  • 5. 

    It uses its beak as a weapon. Its scientific name is Falco. Identify this bird.

    • A.

      Falcon

    • B.

      Flamingo

    • C.

      Fantail

    • D.

      Fernbird

    Correct Answer
    A. Falcon
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Falcon. Falcons are known for using their beaks as weapons, which makes them unique among birds. Their scientific name is Falco, further confirming that Falcon is the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    It is a very clever bird. Its scientific name is Corvus. Identify the bird.

    • A.

      Crow

    • B.

      Cockatiel

    • C.

      Cockatoo

    • D.

      Canada Goose

    Correct Answer
    A. Crow
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Crow because the question states that it is a clever bird with the scientific name Corvus. The crow is a highly intelligent bird and belongs to the Corvus genus. Cockatoo, Cockatiel, and Canada Goose do not match the given description and scientific name, so they are not the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    It lays the largest eggs of any living land animal. Its scientific name is Struthio camelus. Identify this bird.

    • A.

      Emu

    • B.

      Kiwi

    • C.

      Rhea

    • D.

      Ostrich

    Correct Answer
    D. Ostrich
    Explanation
    The ostrich is the correct answer because it lays the largest eggs of any living land animal. Its scientific name is Struthio camelus.

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  • 8. 

    It is known for hunting and eating fish. Its scientific name is Alcedinidae. Identify this bird.

    • A.

      Kagu

    • B.

      Kentucky Warbler

    • C.

      Kingfisher

    • D.

      King Penguin

    Correct Answer
    C. Kingfisher
    Explanation
    The given information states that the bird is known for hunting and eating fish, and its scientific name is Alcedinidae. The bird that fits this description is the Kingfisher.

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  • 9. 

    It spends more time hopping than flying. Its scientific name is Ramphastidae. Identify this bird.

    • A.

      Cassowaries

    • B.

      Toucan

    • C.

      Bluebird

    • D.

      Finches

    Correct Answer
    B. Toucan
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Toucan because it spends more time hopping than flying. This bird is known for its distinctive large beak and vibrant colors. Its scientific name is Ramphastidae. Toucans are known for their hopping behavior, as they use their beaks for balance while moving through trees. They have short wings and are not strong fliers, so they rely more on hopping and gliding between branches.

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  • 10. 

    It is known for its habit of laying an egg in the nest of another bird. Its scientific name is Cuculidae. Identify this bird.

    • A.

      Pelican

    • B.

      Swan

    • C.

      Common Quail

    • D.

      Cuckoo

    Correct Answer
    D. Cuckoo
    Explanation
    The bird known for laying an egg in the nest of another bird is the Cuckoo. This behavior is called brood parasitism. The scientific name for the Cuckoo family is Cuculidae.

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