Madagascan Pochard Trivia Quiz

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Madagascan Pochard Trivia Quiz

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 

  • 2. 
    The introduction of several fish species in the lake led to what?
    • A. 

      Competition

    • B. 

      Dominance 

    • C. 

      Damage of nesting sites 

    • D. 

      Disorganization

  • 3. 
    The zoological meseum which holds the specimen of this duck species is located where?
    • A. 

      Madagascar

    • B. 

      Beijing

    • C. 

      Amsterdam

    • D. 

      Brussels

  • 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

  • 5. 
    The sighting which was claimed to have been made outside Antananarivo occurred in what year? 
    • A. 

      1973

    • B. 

      1972

    • C. 

      1985

    • D. 

      1970

  • 6. 
     Before the birds were rediscovered in 2006, the last confirmed sighting was in what year?
    • A. 

      1992

    • B. 

      1991

    • C. 

      1984

    • D. 

      1990

  • 7. 
    The ducks feed often when?
    • A. 

      At night 

    • B. 

      At dawn 

    • C. 

      In the afternoon

    • D. 

      At sunset

  • 8. 
    Which of the following do they not feed on?
    • A. 

      Rats

    • B. 

      Snails

    • C. 

      Seeds

    • D. 

      Crabs

  • 9. 
    How many adult birds were counted in the wild as of 2008?
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      40

    • C. 

      55

    • D. 

      25

  • 10. 
    In Autumn 2017, the population of Madagascan Pochard reached how many?
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      89

    • C. 

      90

    • D. 

      150