Education:Birds Quiz

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Birds Quiz

<quiz display=simple> {Approximately how many species of birds exist in India? | type="()"} + ~1300 || This is correct answer. According to Biodiversity profile for India and Indira Gandhi Conservation Monitoring Centre (IGCMC), New Delhi, this number represents ~12.6% of the world's bird species. Many of the bird species are going extinct due to habitat loss - ~500 - ~8200 - ~16450

{The latest species of bird discovered from India is: | type="()"} +Bugun liocichla

A painting of Bugun liocichla
Bugun liocichla was recently discovered bird species from India. Dr. Ramana Atreya’s group reported this discovery.

- Columba livia (Rock Pigeon) - Pycnonotus cafer (Red-vented Bulbul) - Dicrurus adsimilis (Common Drongo)

{Which of the following is a winter migrant to India: | type="()"} - Whooper Swan - White-winged Duck + Ruddy Shelduck

Tadorna ferruginea (Ruddy Shelduck)
More information of this winter migrant and many others could be found on

- Comb Duck

{Which is the only bird group, which can fly backwards as well – | type="()"} - Wood peckers - Sun Birds - Warblers + Humming Birds ||

{Which is the only poisonous bird in the world? | type="()"} - Corvus corax (Common Raven) + Pitohui dichrous (Hooded Pitohui)

Hooded Pitohui.jpg
Found in Papua New Guinea. A neurotoxin called homobatrachotoxin found in the birds' skin and feathers, causes numbness and tingling in those touching the bird. The Hooded Pitohui acquires its poison from part of its diet, the Choresine beetles of the Melyridae family. This beetle is also a likely source of the lethal batrachotoxins found in Colombia's poison dart frogs.

- Acanthiza murina (Thornbill) - Acrocephalus orinus (Large-billed Reed-warbler)

True or False Is this bird found in India?

| type="()"} - True + False || This is a picture of a hummingbird. It is not found in India

{True or False: Like ducks and geese all the water birds produce wax to prevent their wings from getting wet | type="()"} - True + False

Microcarbo melanoleucos
Cormorants do not produce wax. That is the reason why you see cormorants very frequently drying their wings in sun

{Which group of birds is facing near extinction due to over use of Diclofenac drug? | type="()"} - Eagles - Crows + Vultures - Peacocks

{ Which is the only Kingfisher which does not depend on perch for fishing? | type="()"}

Pied Kingfisher
Correct answer. Because it can hover, it done not need perch to spot the fish
Collared Kingfisher
Paradise Kingfisher
Yellow billed Kingfisher

{Fill in the blank: | type="{}"} The most abundant bird in the world is { chicken|Chicken|Gallus gallus|gallus gallus_20}