The Hawk Conservancy Trust Birds Of Prey Quiz

18 Questions
The Hawk Conservancy Trust Birds Of Prey Quiz

A short quiz to test your knowledge about hawks, eagles, vultures, falcons and owls. Enjoy!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Caracara

    • B. 

      Lanner Falcon

    • C. 

      Golden Eagle

    • D. 

      Spectacled Owl

    • E. 

      Black Kite

  • 2. 
    Where, in the UK, would you be most likely to see a kestrel hunting?
    • A. 

      In a wood

    • B. 

      Alongside a road

    • C. 

      In an open field

    • D. 

      In a public place

    • E. 

      Over a river

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      American Kestrel

    • B. 

      Barn Owl

    • C. 

      Andean Condor

    • D. 

      Bald Eagle

    • E. 

      Eagle Owl

  • 4. 
    How do you tell the difference between a male and a female kestrel?
    • A. 

      The male is bigger

    • B. 

      The female is darker

    • C. 

      The male has a grey head and tail

    • D. 

      They have different coloured eyes

    • E. 

      There is no way to tell

  • 5. 
    The male Andean Condor has the biggest wingspan of any Bird of Prey - how big is it?
    • A. 

      8 feet (2.4 metres)

    • B. 

      10 feet (3 metres)

    • C. 

      12 feet (3.6 metres)

    • D. 

      14 feet (4.2 metres)

    • E. 

      16 feet (4.8 metres)

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Peregrine falcon

    • B. 

      Lugger falcon

    • C. 

      Lanner falcon

    • D. 

      New Zealand Falcon

    • E. 

      Eleanora's Falcon

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      American Kestrel

    • B. 

      California Condor

    • C. 

      Great Horned Owl

    • D. 

      Turkey Vulture

    • E. 

      Bald Eagle

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      A net

    • B. 

      Their beaks

    • C. 

      Their talons

    • D. 

      A trap

    • E. 

      Their wings

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Kestrel

    • B. 

      Owl

    • C. 

      Vulture

    • D. 

      Eagle

    • E. 

      Harrier

  • 10. 
    How far can an owl turn its head?
    • A. 

      90 degrees (quarter turn)

    • B. 

      180 degrees (half turn)

    • C. 

      270 degrees (three-quarters turn)

    • D. 

      360 degrees (all the way round)

    • E. 

      It can just keep turning

  • 11. 
    On which continent would you see a Secretary Bird in the wild?
    • A. 

      South America

    • B. 

      Asia

    • C. 

      Australia

    • D. 

      Africa

    • E. 

      Europe

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      One

    • C. 

      Two

    • D. 

      Three

    • E. 

      Four

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Lappet-faced Vulture

    • B. 

      California Condor

    • C. 

      Andean Condor

    • D. 

      Himalayan Griffon Vulture

    • E. 

      Great Grey Owl

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Buzzard

    • B. 

      Kestrel

    • C. 

      Barn Owl

    • D. 

      Tawny Owl

    • E. 

      Hen Harrier

  • 15. 
    What is the most important sense for a Barn Owl?     1. Sight    2. Smell    3. Touch    4. Taste   5. Hearing
    • A. 

      Sight

    • B. 

      Smell

    • C. 

      Touch

    • D. 

      Taste

    • E. 

      Hearing

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Buzzard

    • B. 

      Marsh Harrier

    • C. 

      Merlin

    • D. 

      Peregrine Falcon

    • E. 

      Long-eared Owl

  • 17. 
    Many owl species are described as 'nocturnal'. What does this mean?
    • A. 

      They only eat birds

    • B. 

      They can see in total darkness

    • C. 

      They have very good hearing

    • D. 

      They mainly come out at night

    • E. 

      They nest in hollow trees

  • 18. 
    The Bald Eagle is the national emblem of which country?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Brazil

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      USA

    • E. 

      UAE