Ultimate Owl Facts: Trivia Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    What do owls cough up after eating?

    • A.

      Poop

    • B.

      Pellets

    • C.

      Craniscus

    • D.

      Guts/feathers

    • E.

      Uglamries

    Correct Answer
    B. Pellets
    Explanation
    Owls cough up pellets after eating because they cannot digest certain parts of their prey, such as bones, fur, and feathers. These indigestible parts are formed into compact masses in the owl's stomach and later regurgitated as pellets. This allows the owl to efficiently extract nutrients from its food while getting rid of the waste.

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  • 2. 

    Check the boxes of the owls that aren't real kinds of owls!

    • A.

      Canada Owl

    • B.

      Pete's owl

    • C.

      Northern Pygmy-owl

    • D.

      South American Pygmy-owl

    • E.

      Western screech-owl

    • F.

      Snowy owl

    • G.

      Black-billed owl

    • H.

      Great gray owl

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Canada Owl
    B. Pete's owl
    D. South American Pygmy-owl
    G. Black-billed owl
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Canada Owl, Pete's owl, South American Pygmy-owl, and Black-billed owl because these are not real kinds of owls. The Northern Pygmy-owl, Western screech-owl, snowy owl, and Great gray owl are all real species of owls.

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  • 3. 

    The barn owl gives a low hooting call.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False! Barn owls give a harsh screech!

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  • 4. 

    What are the feet of owls called?

    • A.

      Claws

    • B.

      Toes

    • C.

      Beaks

    • D.

      Vents

    • E.

      Talons

    Correct Answer
    E. Talons
    Explanation
    Owls have specialized feet called talons, which are used for capturing and gripping prey. Talons are sharp and curved, enabling owls to have a firm grasp on their prey. They are an essential tool for hunting and survival, allowing owls to catch and hold onto their food securely.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following foods do owls not eat?

    • A.

      Skunks

    • B.

      Fish

    • C.

      Mice

    • D.

      Shrews

    • E.

      Squirrels

    Correct Answer
    A. Skunks
    Explanation
    Owls do not eat skunks because skunks are known to have a strong and unpleasant odor as a defense mechanism. Owls typically prey on small mammals such as mice, shrews, and squirrels, as well as fish. However, skunks are not a part of their diet due to the potential risk and discomfort associated with their scent.

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  • 6. 

    What owl's song sounds like it's saying "Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you ALL?"

    • A.

      Great horned owl

    • B.

      Snowy owl

    • C.

      Northern Hawk Owl

    • D.

      Brown fish owl

    • E.

      Barred owl

    Correct Answer
    E. Barred owl
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Barred owl. The barred owl's song sounds like it's saying "Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you ALL?" This distinctive call is a series of hoots that gradually increase in pitch and then descend. It is often described as sounding like a person asking "Who cooks for you?" with a deep, resonant voice. The repetition of the phrase emphasizes the owl's territorial call and is used to communicate with other barred owls in the area.

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  • 7. 

    What is the smallest owl in the world?

    • A.

      Boobook owl

    • B.

      Dusky owl

    • C.

      Least Pygmy owl

    • D.

      Elf owl

    • E.

      Boreal owl

    • F.

      Northern saw-whet owl

    Correct Answer
    D. Elf owl
    Explanation
    The elf owl is the smallest owl in the world. It measures about 5-6 inches in length and weighs around 1.4 ounces. It is found in the southwestern United States and Mexico. Despite its small size, the elf owl has excellent hunting skills and feeds on insects, small birds, and rodents. It is known for its distinctive call, which sounds like a series of whistles. The elf owl is well adapted to desert habitats and nests in tree cavities or abandoned woodpecker holes. It is a nocturnal bird and is rarely seen during the day.

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  • 8. 

    What is one extinct owl?

    • A.

      Scops owl

    • B.

      Laughing owl

    • C.

      Eastern screech owl

    • D.

      Stygian owl

    • E.

      Jamaican owl

    • F.

      Crested owl

    Correct Answer
    B. Laughing owl
    Explanation
    The laughing owl is one extinct owl species.

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  • 9. 

    What is the largest owl in the world?

    • A.

      Eurasian eagle owl

    • B.

      Northern hawk owl

    • C.

      Great gray owl

    • D.

      African grass owl

    Correct Answer
    A. Eurasian eagle owl
    Explanation
    The Eurasian eagle owl is the largest owl in the world. It has a wingspan of up to 6 feet and can weigh up to 10 pounds. This owl is found in Europe, Asia, and parts of Africa. It is known for its large size, powerful build, and distinctive ear tufts. The Eurasian eagle owl is a formidable predator, capable of hunting and capturing prey as large as foxes and small deer. Its size and hunting abilities make it the largest owl species in the world.

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  • 10. 

    What are the great horned owl's ear tufts for?

    • A.

      Nothing, they're just head feathers sticking up

    • B.

      Good hearing

    • C.

      AMAZING....SMELL!!!!

    • D.

      Ear tufts? What are ear tufts?

    Correct Answer
    A. Nothing, they're just head feathers sticking up
    Explanation
    The great horned owl's ear tufts serve no specific purpose. They are simply head feathers sticking up and do not contribute to the owl's hearing or sense of smell.

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  • 11. 

    What is a barn owl's face shaped for?

    • A.

      Protection if it falls

    • B.

      Keeping the blood of prey out of its eyes

    • C.

      Picking up faint sounds

    • D.

      Carrying a smell to the beak

    Correct Answer
    C. Picking up faint sounds
    Explanation
    The barn owl's face is shaped for picking up faint sounds. The heart-shaped face acts as a satellite dish, directing sound waves towards the owl's ears. The facial disc helps to amplify and focus sounds, allowing the owl to accurately locate and capture prey even in complete darkness. This adaptation is crucial for the barn owl's hunting success, as it primarily relies on its exceptional hearing abilities to find food.

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  • 12. 

    There was a flightless owl.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Yes, there WAS a flightless owl, now extinct. The Cuban Giant Owl could not fly.

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