What is a ‘terror bird’? (Bing Quiz)

[6-19-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: What is a ‘terror bird’?

The given options are:

  • A frightened ostrich
  • A mythic creature
  • An extinct species

Correct Answer: An extinct species

Info: Roughly 2 million years ago, the reign of the terror birds in South America was coming to an end. These flightless, carnivorous birds stood upwards of 9 feet and were apex predators on the plains of the continent. Phorusrhacids, colloquially known as terror birds, are an extinct clade of large carnivorous flightless birds that were one of the largest species of apex predators in South America during the Cenozoic era; their conventionally accepted temporal range covers from 62 to 1.8 million years (Ma) ago. They ranged in height from 1 to 3 m (3 to 10 ft).

Today’s “Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz” has three questions related to extinct birds. Each question has only one correct answer and carries one point. The wrong answer does not earn any points. So, select only the correct answers.

All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting those pages.

  1. Known as the ‘world’s most dangerous bird,’ what is this?
  2. Speaking of angry birds like the cassowary, for years the game franchise ‘Angry Birds’ was inescapable. What prompted the idea for their enemies, the pigs?
  3. What is a ‘terror bird’?

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