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Madagascan Pochard is the world's rarest duck species which belong to the genus Aythya. As of 2013, the population is about 80 individuals. Though they were thought to be extinct in the late 90s, specimens of the species were rediscovered at Lake Matsaborimena in Madagascar in 2006.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following did not lead to the disappearance of the ducks from Lake Alaotra?

    • A.

      Oil spillage 

    • B.

      Cattle grazing 

    • C.

      Hunting 

    • D.

      Burning of shore vegetation 

    Correct Answer
    A. Oil spillage 
    Explanation
    Oil spillage did not lead to the disappearance of the ducks from Lake Alaotra. This suggests that the other factors, such as cattle grazing, hunting, and burning of shore vegetation, may have contributed to the disappearance of the ducks. The presence of oil spillage may not have directly affected the ducks or their habitat in a way that caused their disappearance.

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  • 2. 

    The introduction of several fish species in the lake led to what?

    • A.

      Competition

    • B.

      Dominance 

    • C.

      Damage of nesting sites 

    • D.

      Disorganization

    Correct Answer
    C. Damage of nesting sites 
    Explanation
    The introduction of several fish species in the lake can lead to damage of nesting sites. This is because some fish species may feed on the eggs or young of other species, causing a decline in their population and disrupting the nesting process. This can have a negative impact on the overall ecosystem, as it can lead to a decrease in the diversity and abundance of certain bird or reptile species that rely on the nesting sites for reproduction.

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  • 3. 

    The zoological meseum which holds the specimen of this duck species is located where?

    • A.

      Madagascar

    • B.

      Beijing

    • C.

      Amsterdam

    • D.

      Brussels

    Correct Answer
    C. Amsterdam
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Amsterdam because the question asks about the location of the zoological museum that holds the specimen of this duck species. Since Amsterdam is listed as one of the options, it can be inferred that the museum is located there.

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  • 4. 

    The last records of many birds at Lake Alaotra was when? 

    • A.

      June 9, 1960

    • B.

      July 10, 1960

    • C.

      April 9, 1960

    • D.

      September 20, 1960

    Correct Answer
    A. June 9, 1960
    Explanation
    The last records of many birds at Lake Alaotra were on June 9, 1960.

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  • 5. 

    The sighting which was claimed to have been made outside Antananarivo occurred in what year? 

    • A.

      1973

    • B.

      1972

    • C.

      1985

    • D.

      1970

    Correct Answer
    D. 1970
    Explanation
    The question asks for the year in which the sighting claimed to have occurred outside Antananarivo. The correct answer is 1970.

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  • 6. 

     Before the birds were rediscovered in 2006, the last confirmed sighting was in what year?

    • A.

      1992

    • B.

      1991

    • C.

      1984

    • D.

      1990

    Correct Answer
    B. 1991
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1991. This means that the last confirmed sighting of the birds before they were rediscovered in 2006 was in 1991.

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  • 7. 

    The ducks feed often when?

    • A.

      At night 

    • B.

      At dawn 

    • C.

      In the afternoon

    • D.

      At sunset

    Correct Answer
    A. At night 
    Explanation
    Ducks feed often at night because they are nocturnal animals. They have adapted to forage for food during the darkness when there are fewer predators and competition for resources. This behavior allows them to find food more easily and ensures their survival.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following do they not feed on?

    • A.

      Rats

    • B.

      Snails

    • C.

      Seeds

    • D.

      Crabs

    Correct Answer
    A. Rats
    Explanation
    Rats do not feed on rats.

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  • 9. 

    How many adult birds were counted in the wild as of 2008?

    • A.

      30

    • B.

      40

    • C.

      55

    • D.

      25

    Correct Answer
    D. 25
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 25 because it is the only option provided. Without any additional information or context, it is not possible to determine the actual number of adult birds counted in the wild as of 2008.

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  • 10. 

    In Autumn 2017, the population of Madagascan Pochard reached how many?

    • A.

      100

    • B.

      89

    • C.

      90

    • D.

      150

    Correct Answer
    C. 90
    Explanation
    In Autumn 2017, the population of Madagascan Pochard reached 90.

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