Spoon Billed Sandpiper Trivia Quiz

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Spoon-billed sandpipers are small birds, 14cm to 16cm long, with the usual sandpiper look, with a plump body, long legs, and a rounded, alert-looking head. Their feathers are ginger-colored on the head with dark brown streaks, with the back much darker. Their most peculiar feature is their beak. Are you familiar with sandpipers? Then try out this quiz. .


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of these family does a Sandpiper belong to? 

    • A.

      Scolopacidae 

    • B.

      Garzetta 

    • C.

      Arideideae

    • D.

      Curcubitaceae

    Correct Answer
    A. Scolopacidae 
    Explanation
    A Sandpiper belongs to the family Scolopacidae. This family includes various species of shorebirds, including sandpipers, snipes, and phalaropes. Sandpipers are known for their long bills, slender bodies, and distinctive feeding behavior of probing the mud or sand for invertebrates. They are commonly found in coastal areas and wetlands around the world.

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  • 2. 

    What does a Sandpiper mostly feed on?  

    • A.

      Rats 

    • B.

      Insects 

    • C.

      Squirrels

    • D.

      Dogs 

    Correct Answer
    B. Insects 
    Explanation
    Sandpipers mostly feed on insects.

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  • 3. 

    What is the color of a Sandpiper's underneath part? 

    • A.

      Red 

    • B.

      Blue 

    • C.

      White 

    • D.

      Black 

    Correct Answer
    C. White 
    Explanation
    The underneath part of a Sandpiper is white.

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  • 4. 

    Which country are they mostly found?

    • A.

      Finland 

    • B.

      Denmark 

    • C.

      Russia

    • D.

      USA 

    Correct Answer
    C. Russia
    Explanation
    Russia is the correct answer because it is the largest country in the world, spanning across both Europe and Asia. It has a diverse landscape and climate, making it suitable for various species to thrive. Additionally, Russia is home to a significant portion of the world's forests, which provide habitats for numerous wildlife species. Therefore, it is likely that the majority of the species mentioned in the question are mostly found in Russia.

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  • 5. 

    What is their scientific name? 

    • A.

      Calidris amanae

    • B.

      Calidris pygmaea

    • C.

      Calidris Ardeidae 

    • D.

      Andraneae calis 

    Correct Answer
    B. Calidris pygmaea
    Explanation
    The scientific name for the species in question is Calidris pygmaea.

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  • 6. 

    Where do they breed the most? 

    • A.

      Nigeria 

    • B.

      Russia 

    • C.

      Sweden 

    • D.

      England 

    Correct Answer
    B. Russia 
    Explanation
    Russia is the correct answer because it is the largest country in the world by land area, providing ample space for breeding. Additionally, Russia has a diverse range of habitats, including forests, tundra, and wetlands, which support a wide variety of breeding species. The country's vast territory also includes remote and inaccessible areas, which can serve as ideal breeding grounds for wildlife.

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  • 7. 

    What is the status of spoonbill Sandpiper? 

    • A.

      Flourishing 

    • B.

      Endangered 

    • C.

      Depleting 

    • D.

      Critically endangered 

    Correct Answer
    D. Critically endangered 
    Explanation
    The status of spoonbill Sandpiper is critically endangered. This means that the population of spoonbill Sandpipers is at an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild. The species is facing severe threats to its survival, such as habitat loss, pollution, and hunting. Efforts need to be made to conserve and protect the remaining population of spoonbill Sandpipers to prevent their extinction.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these treats does a Sandpiper face?

    • A.

      Hunting 

    • B.

      Food scarcity 

    • C.

      Atmosphere 

    • D.

      Habitat loss

    Correct Answer
    D. Habitat loss
    Explanation
    Sandpipers face the treat of habitat loss. This means that their natural habitats are being destroyed or degraded, which can lead to a loss of suitable nesting and feeding areas. Habitat loss can be caused by various factors such as urbanization, deforestation, pollution, and climate change. It can have a significant impact on the survival and population of sandpipers, as they rely on specific habitats for breeding, migration, and finding food.

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  • 9. 

    What other names are they also called? 

    • A.

      Pipers 

    • B.

      Filish

    • C.

      Wader

    • D.

      Screamer 

    Correct Answer
    C. Wader
    Explanation
    The given names "Pipers," "Filish," and "Screamer" are all alternative names for the same thing, which is "Wader."

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  • 10. 

    How many days does it take their eggs to hatch? 

    • A.

      15-33 days 

    • B.

      19-23 days 

    • C.

      5-10 days 

    • D.

      30-33 days 

    Correct Answer
    B. 19-23 days 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 19-23 days. This is the most accurate range of days for the eggs to hatch based on the information given.

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