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Don't get in a flap: test your knowledge of urban birds - quiz

02.05.2020
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Cities are home to a huge array of birdlife, but do you know your curlew from your godwit?Read more stories from our wild cities weekWhich bird - the fastest living creature in the whole world - has found a home in city centres across Britain, Europe and North America?HobbyPeregrineSwiftWhich tropical-looking bird, weighing just 4.5g is now overwintering in Vancouver, Canada, where winter temperatures can fall well below zero? Anna's hummingbirdTropical kingbird Worm-eating warblerWhich exotic pink waterbird gathers in large flocks in the lagoon in the centre of Montpellier on the French Riviera?Roseate spoonbillScarlet ibisGreater flamingoWhich bird of prey is a common sight as it gathers in huge flocks over cities such as New Delhi, India? Himalayan vultureBlack kite Indian spotted eagleWhich globally endangered species of wading bird, of which there are fewer than 500 left alive, stops off in Hong Kong each spring and autumn on its migratory journeys? Long-billed curlewBar-tailed godwitSpoon-billed sandpiperWhich black-and-white waterbird - known as the "bin chicken", "dump chook" and "refuse raptor" - regularly raids rubbish bins in Melbourne, Australia? Australian white pelicanAustralian white ibisBlack-necked storkAmerica's national bird, which species of raptor regularly nests in Denver city centre? American kestrelBald eagleGolden eagleWhich epic global traveller flies all the way from the Antarctic Ocean, to breed in the centre of Iceland's capital, Reykjavik? Bar-headed gooseArctic ternWilson's storm-petrelWhich graceful creature, Europe's largest wildfowl, is also Denmark's national bird, thanks to a story from Hans Christian Andersen? Mute swanWhooper swanBewick's swanWhich pinkish-brown garden bird is known as the "television dove" in Germany, because of its habit of perching on rooftop aerials? Turtle doveLaughing dove Collared dove4 and above.Pretty good: your bird knowledge is clearly a feather in your cap7 and above.Great bird knowledge: you're in the top flight!0 and above.Oh dear: bird-wise you're getting by on a wing and a prayer ...Find more age of extinction coverage here, and follow biodiversity reporters Phoebe Weston and Patrick Greenfield on Twitter for all the latest news and features Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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