Bing Daily Trivia Quiz: Feathered Friends

Question 1: What sort of birds are these feathered friends?

Chestnut-headed bee-eaters
  • Chestnut-headed bee-eaters
  • Red-crested cardinals
  • Brown-headed cowbirds

Correct Answer: Chestnut-headed bee-eaters

Fact: Chestnut-headed bee-eaters are found across South Asian countries including India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. This pair is pictured in the Bardia National Park in Nepal, which covers an area of 374 square miles. It’s also home to all sorts of animals, including Bengal tigers, Indian elephants, and Gangetic dolphins.

Question 2: What is the most common wild bird in the world?

  • House sparrow
  • Red-billed quelea
  • Indian myna

Correct Answer: Red-billed quelea

Fact: The red-billed quelea is native to sub-Saharan Africa. While it’s hard to know with certainty, estimates suggest that there may be as many as 1.5 billion of these migratory birds, making them the most common wild bird in the world. In total, there are thought to be some 50 billion birds on Earth—60 birds for every human!

Question 3: What is the study of birds called?

  • Entomology
  • Ornithology
  • Herpetology

Correct Answer: Ornithology

Fact: Ornithology, or the study of birds, has a long history; humans have been studying birds and their behaviors for many centuries. Understanding birds is vital to help us protect them against the threats they face.

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