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Hi again, it's SKY here with the answers to our 20 question quiz from Monday. I sure you birdies had the answers, so let's see how your parronts did;
1: NO--wild parrots do not imitate
2: a) habitat destruction
b) 17% are on the threatened list due to illegal trade
3: 80% of wild caught parrots were imported into the US between 1982-1997
4: 30% of species in the Western Hemisphere are now threatened with extinction
5: 25,000 parrots are imported into the US every year to satisfy the demand for exotic pet birds
6: 350 species of parrots are in the world
7; Quakers, are the only parrots to build "true nests"
8: Chickens are the most common bird on earth
9: 500 miles, many large species Macaws, have been known to fly 500 or more miles daily in search of food.
10: it's diet determines the shape of a bird's beak
11: Feathers weigh more then the skeleton of the bird making up to 70% of the total weight
12: Peregrine Falcons are the fastest flyers
13: Vultures & Geese are the highest fliers
14: Australian Pelican's have the longest beaks
15: The Blue Jay ( Hey Boo Boo-you should have got this one)can imitate the Hawks call as well as other species.
16: 9 yolks were found in one chickens egg
17: 20% of the bird's body is made up by the air sacs
18: 1000 beats per minute have been recorded in bird's at flight
19: WINSTON CHURCHILL owned Charlie
20: 25,000 parrots are smuggled from Mexico into the US annually
So, how did your parront's do?
Please be sure to email me your "WHAT I AM MOST THANKFUL FOR as a birdie" by Tuesday evening. I hope you enjoyed the EVERYTHING BIRDS quiz. Until tomorrow be safe,
with my heart filled with love,
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