This quiz is devoted to our flying (and sometimes flightless) feathered friends. Can you bring home a victory to feather your nest?

#1. Which of the following animals are birds most closely related to?

Birds are members of the Dinosauria clade.

#2. What is the heaviest species of bird alive today?

Ostriches can weigh more than 140 kilograms!

#3. Which of these chemicals is the main component of feathers?

Feathers are made from keratin, similar to keratin in your fingernails and hair.

#4. What was the first type of bird to hatch in space?

In 1990, quail eggs hatched in the Soviet space station Mir.

#5. Which of the following pet birds is NOT native to Australia?

Canaries come from, and are named after, the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa.

Was I right?


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2 responses

  1. Kaitlyn Avatar

    That was really interesting! WOW!

  2. Raphael Short Avatar
    Raphael Short

    that was fun thanks

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