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!

Sample Question

Which of these birds of prey could you see in the wild in Britain?

Caracara

Lanner Falcon

Golden Eagle

Spectacled Owl

Black Kite

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  • 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