PUBLISHED : Sunday, 03 June, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 03 June, 2007, 12:00am

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.