Kiwi Bird Trivia Quiz

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Kiwis are flightless birds which are native to New Zealand. Due to there being approximately the size of a domestic chicken, they are the smallest living ratites. They belong to the class of Aves and phylum Chordata. Amongst the species are Apteryx haastii, Apteryx owenii, Apteryx rowi as well as Apteryx mantelli.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many species of kiwi exist?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      9

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    A. 5
    Explanation
    There are five species of kiwi that exist.

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  • 2. 

    The biggest threat to kiwi chicks is which of the following?

    • A.

      Bats

    • B.

      Snakes

    • C.

      Stoat

    • D.

      Crocodiles

    Correct Answer
    C. Stoat
    Explanation
    Stoats are the biggest threat to kiwi chicks. Stoats are predators that are known to prey on kiwi chicks, causing significant harm to their population. They are skilled hunters and can easily catch and kill the vulnerable kiwi chicks. This makes stoats a major threat to the survival and well-being of kiwi chicks.

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  • 3. 

    A kiwi lays how many eggs per year?

    • A.

      Maximum of 4

    • B.

      Up to 8

    • C.

      Not more than 7

    • D.

      Not more than 9

    Correct Answer
    A. Maximum of 4
    Explanation
    Kiwi birds are known to lay a maximum of 4 eggs per year. This means that they can lay anywhere from 1 to 4 eggs in a single breeding season. It is important to note that not all kiwi birds will lay the maximum number of eggs, as factors such as age, health, and environmental conditions can influence their reproductive capabilities.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is not a specie of kiwi?

    • A.

      Brown kiwi

    • B.

      Great spotted kiwi

    • C.

      Little spotted kiwi

    • D.

      Black kiwi

    Correct Answer
    D. Black kiwi
    Explanation
    The black kiwi is not a species of kiwi. The correct term for this bird is the North Island brown kiwi. The other options listed are all valid species of kiwi, including the brown kiwi, great spotted kiwi, and little spotted kiwi.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is not part of the three species that are primarily targeted by the 'predator free New Zealand' initiative? 

    • A.

      Tokoeka

    • B.

      Rats

    • C.

      Stoats

    • D.

      Possums

    Correct Answer
    A. Tokoeka
    Explanation
    The Tokoeka is not part of the three species that are primarily targeted by the 'predator free New Zealand' initiative. This initiative aims to eliminate rats, stoats, and possums, as they are invasive predators that pose a significant threat to New Zealand's native wildlife. The Tokoeka, on the other hand, is a species of kiwi bird that is native to New Zealand and is not considered a predator. Therefore, it is not part of the targeted species for eradication in this initiative.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following is true about a kiwi?

    • A.

      Kiwi has one of the the shortest beaks 

    • B.

      The male kiwi is bigger than the female

    • C.

      A kiwi defends itself with the beak

    • D.

      They can lay up to 7 eggs per year 

    Correct Answer
    A. Kiwi has one of the the shortest beaks 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that a kiwi has one of the shortest beaks. This means that compared to other bird species, the kiwi has a relatively short beak. This characteristic is unique to the kiwi and sets it apart from other birds.

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  • 7. 

    Kiwi detect preys through which of the following?

    • A.

      Sound

    • B.

      Their eyes

    • C.

      Nostrils

    • D.

      Their hair reaction

    Correct Answer
    C. Nostrils
    Explanation
    Kiwi detect preys through their nostrils. Kiwi birds have a strong sense of smell, which they use to locate their prey. They have long, slender beaks that allow them to probe the ground and sniff out insects, worms, and other small creatures. By using their nostrils, kiwi birds can detect the scent of their prey and accurately locate it, helping them in their hunting and feeding activities.

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  • 8. 

    Kiwis prefer all of the following except?

    • A.

      Subtropical forests

    • B.

      Tropical forests

    • C.

      Beech forests 

    • D.

      Temperate podocarp 

    Correct Answer
    B. Tropical forests
    Explanation
    Kiwis prefer all of the following forest types except tropical forests. This means that Kiwis do not typically inhabit or prefer living in tropical forest environments. They may be more commonly found in subtropical forests, beech forests, or temperate podocarp forests. The answer suggests that Kiwis have a preference for forest types that are not categorized as tropical.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is the mating season for Kiwis?

    • A.

      June to March

    • B.

      December to August

    • C.

      July to April

    • D.

      September to  June

    Correct Answer
    A. June to March
    Explanation
    The mating season for Kiwis is from June to March. This means that during these months, Kiwis are more likely to engage in mating behaviors and reproduce. It is important for Kiwis to mate during this season in order to ensure the survival and continuation of their species.

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  • 10. 

    The incubation period is between how many days?

    • A.

      60 - 90

    • B.

      70 - 109

    • C.

      63 - 92

    • D.

      50 - 95

    Correct Answer
    C. 63 - 92
    Explanation
    The incubation period refers to the time it takes for symptoms to appear after being exposed to a virus or infection. In this case, the correct answer is 63 - 92 days, which means that it can take anywhere between 63 to 92 days for symptoms to develop after exposure.

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