You can find these resources below. The others are birds found throughout the world. Thanks for a neat read. Many Tinamous, once panicked, fly straight into the nearest tree and... bam! Not everyone agrees with her interpretation but it is a fascinating and fun idea. Song thrushes lay very small eggs. Next Question > Emu. Thanks for sharing and congratulations for a well deserved HOTD! Despite this great size, however, they can fly silently, gliding on their outstretched wings. When you have finished, scroll down to the bottom of the page to see how many answers you got correct. Which of the following birds wades through water? Which bird looks like a sparrow except during mating season? Still, they are a family of birds that evolved about 100, 000 years ago and they're still around, so I guess they must be doing something right! 13. 10. Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on April 07, 2013: Hi Amanda. There are more chickens than any other kind of bird in the whole world. They tend to creep about at ground level keeping out of everyone else's way. Name That Bird In Three Clues! It is really tiny and while not quite as small as a bee, has an overall length from the tip of the bill to the tip of the tail of a minuscule 2 inches - that's about 5 centimeters! Next Question > Test your knowledge of birds For each question, choose the best answer. The only place on Earth that birds haven't managed to colonize is the deepest ocean. Beautiful creatures they are. And just like rabbits, they tend to make these burrows together in huge colonies. Now i can finally answer our thesis. Once they know they have been spotted, they tend to panic. There is one example of the extraordinary bonds that can be formed between humans and wild birds, too. 16. They can have a wingspan of up to five and a half feet and weigh in at a cool seven pounds. They are simply tufts of feathers and while there are several theories about why they are there - from an aid to camouflage to an attempt to look more frightening to aggressors - nobody really knows what they are for! Great Job!!! 18. Don't you think they look like dinosaurs? Question: Which of these is not a bird? I've done some more research for you and found some cool sites and other resources you can check out if you want to find out more about the fascinating world of birds - they are amazing aren't they? Next Question > Hummingbird. :D, what a wonderful article; i enjoyed ready this. That's right, per second. I love learning about birds! Birds - videos, photos and facts - ARKive, BirdLife International - conserving the world's birds. All birds have feathers and wings and a 'bill' or 'beak.' But before we look at the astonishing truth about this real life, crazy-bird, let's just take a quick look at the cartoon version. Ostrich. 5. Unfortunately, these astonishing beasts were hunted to extinction by the end of the sixteenth century. Get notified when new articles are added to the knowledge base. Next Question > Song thrush. Which of the following birds eats both flesh and grains? Recommended to be read by kids and only kids at ShortInspirationStories. Thank you again - what a lovely, supportive community you are. But, because they are so quick, they frequently catch rattlesnakes. But it does everything that its larger cousins do well, the thing that hummingbirds are most famous for - it flaps its little wings at about eighty beats per second. I'm really gonna have to get to grips with the social media thing. Well, if you thought the Ostrich was big, how about the Madagascan Elephant Bird? Either way, this was a great hub. Girl Interrupted Eating CC-BY-2.0 via Flickr. Thanks for your comment. They are certainly big. And I'm delighted that you not only enjoyed the article but also found it useful - that's great. Just click through to whatever interests you most. Interestingly, the bill is not solid. Ashutosh Tiwari from Lucknow, India on March 20, 2014: Great organization and articulation of the ideas ! My sixth quiz! Howard S. from Dallas, Texas, and Asia on March 19, 2014: Interesting. kill themselves outright. Scientists such as Dr. Pepperberg now believe that these parrots don't just mimic human speech but can learn to use it with the same understanding as a two-year-old child. 9. Toucans don't make good pets. Thanks for the 'pin.' dontaytte from Palos Hills on March 19, 2014: Bex Walton from Kent, UK on March 19, 2014: I don't have any children but that doesn't stop me finding this interesting and a real entertaining treat. We must be hatched or go bad. Which of the following birds sucks nectar from flowers? Maybe Pinterest should be next. Ashok Goyal from 448 Dalima Vihar Rajpura 140401 Punjab India on March 19, 2014: What a splendid hub. Which of the following birds changes its home seasonally? Parrots are well known as mimics of human speech. They have adapted to life in the wilderness. In most species, the male is usually bigger than the female but not so with the Eurasian Eagle Owl. It can hover and switch up, down, left and right - even fly backwards - with mathematical precision. Ostrich eggs are big. So, all we have left to show, are some bones. They also live in rivers and far out at sea. It is rarely seen as it is also very well camouflaged. These are actually neither ears nor horns! Not only are they tall and fast but they are also pretty darned heavy, weighing in at a hefty 350 pounds. I'm thinking you meant it is the largest bird that flies. I'm so happy that you enjoyed this hub and the videos - I took great care in choosing them so it's nice to know that they compliment the text well. Amie Butchko from Warwick, NY on March 19, 2014: Great coverage of a very interesting species! So an adult human could lie down under the outstretched wing and be completely covered. All About Cockatiels 10 questions. Next Question > Test your knowledge of birds The Best Pop & Rock Songs About Flying Birds: It's not a mystery why birds are a popular topic in pop and rock songs. Hunted to extinction, only these skeletons of the magnificent Elephant Birds of Madagascar now remain. Nice job! wetnosedogs from Alabama on April 07, 2013: Wow, you put a lot of work into this and it is so interesting. Most scientists now believe that birds evolved from dinosaurs. Tough, 10 Qns, cardinal01, Dec 30 06. They require very specialist care and lots of space to live happily in captivity. Well, apart from some scary, bug-eyed, gloopy things that look more like they've splashed out of the pages of a science fiction comic than anything else! Change Fly Bad. But did you know that Toucans, if kept in captivity, can also pick up quite a wide vocabulary? 2. Amanda Littlejohn (author) on September 26, 2013: Thanks so much for your comment. 'Beep Beep!' Specially the information in "Did you know... box is very interesting. Amanda Littlejohn (author) on January 15, 2014: Hi Dbro - thank you so so much for your comment! Hummingbirds lay the smallest eggs of any bird. They must have made quite a sight, stalking on those huge legs through the dense Madagascan Jungle. My copy is quite dog-eared now, and the first time I opened the covers I ended up reading the whole thing in one sitting. You have me wanting to learn more about its life. The bee Hummingbird is the smallest bird that has ever existed. Test your knowledge with our Birds Quiz for Kids and see how much do you know about bird kingdom. The shell of an ostrich egg is about six times thicker than a chicken egg and an adult human could stand on one without it cracking. Cockatiels are lots of fun … Which of the following birds eats worms found in the ground? By they are mighty impressive bones at that! Which of the following birds has liking for the food that man eats and is therefore always around houses? Roadrunners are real birds that live in the deserts of the American southwest.