Bird quiz

Read the sentences and write the birds.

flamingo

woodpecker

robin

seagull

sparrow

owl

goose

kingfisher

eagle

magpie

swan

swallow

pigeon

duck

blackbird

stork

heron

partridge

vulture

raven

Note: names are generic and do not necessarily refer to individual species.

  1. It flies at night and hunts mice. It has very big eyes. According to folklore it is wise.

  2. It bangs its beak on tree trees to make holes and look for insects.

  3. A small brown bird which is very common in many cities.

  4. The commonest bird in cities. Many people think they are dirty.

  5. This bird only eats carrion (dead animals).

  6. This very big bird is black and white. It often builds its nest on church towers and other buildings.

  7. A large bird of prey. The symbol of the USA.

  8. This type of bird spends a lot of time on the water. It goes quack. It’s very tasty with orange.

  9. This is the most common type of bird at the seaside.

  10. A common large grey bird found near water. It fishes with its beak.

  11. A beautiful blue bird with a long beak. It fishes in rivers and lakes. It’s very small.

  12. This bird is pink and white, and lives in huge flocks.

  13. This very large white bird lives on lakes and rivers. It is sometimes kept in parks.

  14. This fat bird is popular with hunters. It can’t fly very well. It’s very tasty.

  15. It is kept on farms for its feathers, eggs, meat and liver, which is very expensive.

  16. This bird builds its nest in old buildings in farms and villages. When it arrives from Africa to England it signals the start of summer.

  17. A common, little bird, with bright red-orange chest.

  18. A large black bird with a big beak. In some countries it is the symbol of death.

  19. A medium-sized black bird. It is common in parks and gardens.

  20. A medium-sized black and white bird with a long tail. It is very common in parks and gardens.

Extra information: some other birds in Spain

pheasant – faisan (faisà)

crane – grulla (grua)

blue tit – herrerillo (mallerenga blava)

great tit – carbonero (mallerenga carbonera)

cormorant – comorán (corb marí)

kestrel – cernículo (xoriguer)

hoopoe – abubilla (puput)

crow – cuervo (corb)

coot – focha (fotja)

cuckoo – cuco (cucut)

lark – alondra (alosa)

lammergeyer – quebrantahuesos (trencalòs)

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