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Date:11/24/2014 1:42:10 PM
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Hi Quebec flock; give this test a try
November 19th
Hello, and good Monday morning to all my many BC friends. Today we will start off our week with a quiz of twenty, bird & parrot related questions. Give them a try and see how much you know about, " EVERYTHING BIRDS"

1: Parrots have a wide range of articulations. Do wild parrots imitate?
2: Recent figures suggest 40% of species now on the threatened list are there because of.................?
What percent are there due to illegal trade? 30%, 10%, 42%, 17%
3: Between the years 1982 - 1997, 1.8 million wild caught parrots entered the international trade market. What percent where imported into the US? 15%, 38%, 80%, 57%?
4: Of the 140 parrot species found in the Western Hemisphere, what percentage are now threatened with extinction? 5%, 64%, 30%, 75%?
5: Every year approximately how many parrots are imported legally into the US to satisfy the demand for exotic pet birds?
25,000, 24,100, 93,000, 38,500 ?
6: How many species of Parrots are there in the world? 200, 108, 460, 350?
7: What species of parrot is the only one to build a true nest?
8: What is the most common bird on Earth?
9: Some parrot species must fly great distances daily to forage for food. What is the distance recorded by researchers ?
100 miles, 800 miles, 500 miles, 145 miles?
10: The shape of a bird's beak directly corresponds to what?
11: Which weighs more? The bird's feathers or it's skeleton?
12: What bird is recorded to be the fastest flier?
13: What two species of birds are the highest fliers?
14: What species of bird has the longest beak?
15: What wild, North American bird species can imitate the call of a hawk perfectly?
16: What was the most yolks ever found in a single chicken's egg? 9, 2, 3, 5?
17: Air sacs may make up to what percentage of a birds total volume? 10%, 25%, 20%, 40%?
18: A bird's heart beats an average of 400 beats per minute at rest. How many times can it beat per minute during flight? 400, 600, 100, 800?
19: The oldest parrot on record is a Blue & Gold Macaw named Charlie, who was thought to be 104 yrs old. What well-known person owned Charlie?
20: Even in this day and age countless wild parrots are caught or p[lucked from nests in Mexico and smuggled across the Texas border into the US. What is this estimated number?
10,000, 25,000, 17,500, 30,000?
The answers will be posted on Tuesday on my page. So put on your thinking caps, and good luck at answering EVERYTHING BIRDS.
with my heart filled with love,
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