Compiled by Paul Kay
1 What is the collective noun for a group of owls?
2 By what name is the branch of zoology that deals with birds known?
3 What peculiar trait do rheas, kakapos and cassowaries have in common?
4 In Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, what type of bird is hung around the eponymous character's neck?
5 Lost Souls and The Last Broadcast are albums by which British group?
6 What type of bird are eiders, canvasbacks and wigeons?
7 In golf, what is an eagle?
8 Which is the only type of bird that can deliberately fly backwards?
9 What word is used to denote a baby swan?
10 Which bird is Toronto's Major League Baseball team named after?
Solution: 1 A parliament 2 Ornithology 3 They are flightless 4 Albatross 5 Doves 6 Ducks 7 A score of two under par on a hole 8 Hummingbird 9 Cygnet 10 Bluejay.