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The ______ were African ratites introduced to Australia.

ostriches

Dabbling Ducks characteristically feed in ______.

shallow water

The ____ is an example of a perching duck that is native to South America.

muscovy

Pelagic birds like the Tubenoses live ______.

far out at sea

The ____ is one species of bird with a keen sense of smell.

turkey vulture

Ratite birds are characterized by having a _____.

flat sternum

About half the species of birds in the world belong to the order ________.

passeriformes

There are about ______ species of birds in the world.

9700

Diving Ducks mostly feed on _______.

invertebrates

The ____ was once called the Pigeon Hawk.

Merlin

The _____ are long-tailed, and short-winged acrobatic fliers that mostly feed on birds.

Accipiters

The ____ is considered a sea duck although it lives mostly inland.

common goldeneye

The elephant bird was native to New Guinea.

false

Diving Ducks, and Dabbling Ducks tend to be plumage _____.

dichromatic

Grebes are loon-like birds with ______ feet.

lobed

Several captively bred California Condors have been released in ______.

Arizona

Species in the Pelican- Cormorant (Pelecaniformes) group have ____ feet.

totipalmate

The Anhinga or snake bird is actually in the same order as the _____.

pelicans

White pelicans differ from other members of the order in that they do not ______.

dive from the air for food

The ____ are an example of a diving duck.

scaup

Emus have ____ toe per feet.

3

Of the ratites only the ____ has just two toes.

ostrich

In various species of grouse, the males come to a common site called a(n) ____ and there they attempt to attract mates by inflating sir sacs and chasing other males

lek

The ______ has claws on its wings to help it climb through vegetation.

Hoatzin

There are actually ____ species of kiwi.

3

The ____ are board winged soaring species

buteos

There are ____ species of Mergansers in North America.

3

Groove-billed Anis are related to the _____.

cuckoos

The _____ plover nests far inland on grasslands.

mountain

Woodpeckers have ____ feet, where two toes point forward and one or two point backward.

zygodactyl

Gulls as a group are all chiefly scavengers.

True

The Hoopoe is a European and African species in the same group as the

kingfishers

A cere is a characteristic of the _____.

parrots

Galahs are a species of _____.

parrot

Most woodpecker species have three toes.

false

Galahs are native to _____.

Australia

American Bitterns are in the same group as the _____.

Herons

Numerous species of flightless ____ evolved on oceanic islands.

rails

All owls are strictly nocturnal hunters.

false

Female _____ are brightly colored while the males have a duller plumage.

phalaropes

Kookaburras are related to the _______.

kingfishers

Owls have feet that are oriented like those of the ______.

woodpeckers

The main food of Limpkins is ______.

mollusks

Herons and Egrets feed chiefly on ______.

fish

Hummingbirds are found only in the new world.

true

Wood storks and ____ both have un-feathered heads.

vultures

Whooping cranes originally nested only in _____.

canada

As a group, sandpipers all have very long legs and beaks.

false

_____ are species that are related to Terns that feed by flying low with their lower mandible in the water.

skimmers

A grey-tailed Mountain Gem is a species of

hummingbird

All plovers either lack or have vestigal (=reduced) ________.

hallux

In the American Southwest as many as _____ Hummingbird species are known to occur.

17

Roseate Spoonbills are in the same group as the ______.

herons

The Dodos and Solitaires were native only to the ______.

mascarenes

Toucanets are related to ______.

woodpeckers

Limpkins are in the same group as the ______.

rails

The crested pigeon is native to

australia

The tawny frogmouth is a common bird in _____.

australia

The ____ are mostly pelagic species in the shorebird group that feed by diving for fish.

alcids

members of the heron and egret group are characterized by having ______.

naked lores

The _____ are shorebirds that feed by spinning around in the water to stir up food items.

phalaropes

Jaegers and Skuas feed on mammals and birds and are actually closely related to _____.

shorebirds

Terns feed by _____.

diving from the air for fish

According to one reference there are _____ species of Hummingbirds in Costa Rica alone.

51

In the eastern US there is ______ common species of Hummingbird.

one

The Nighthjars and Tawny Frogmouth are members of the group known as the ______.

Goatsuckers

Dodos were in the same group as the _______.

pigeons

Nuthatches and Creepers are members of the same family

false

The yellow-bellied siskin is a type of

finch

Currawongs are native to ______.

australia

There are ______ species of waxwings worldwide.

3

Shrikes are found worldwide except for _____.

australia

Mynas and Starlings belong to a family that is widespread on oceanic islands but absent from africa.

false

The new holland honey-eater is native to

australia

The kinglets are a family found only in the old world

false

Three-wattled bellbirds are indigenous to the _____.

neotropics

Horned Larks are not native to _______.

australia

The _____ family is the largest family that is found just in the New World.

tyrannidae

The _____ are passerine birds that forage by impaling small animals on thorns.

Shrikes

Thrushes are found woldwide except in _____.

new zealand

Honey-eaters were not found naturally in Hawaii.

false

The _____ are passerine species that are similar to swifts

swallows

______ are common passerine birds that occur worldwide except for South America.

crows

The Northern Mockingbird is most closely related to the ________.

thrashers

Most tanagers are found in __________.

south america

Redpolls are in the same group as the ________.

red-crested cardinal

There is a native species of crow found only in Hawaii.

True

The _____ are sluggish insect gleaning foragers.

Vireos

A brushy tongue is characteristic of the ______.

honey eaters

Titmice are in the same family as the _______

chickadees

The ______ is a chickadee like species indigenous to the southwest and mexico, that belongs to a distinct family.

verdin

There are _____ native species of crow and jays in New Zealand.

0

North American Gnatcatchers are in the same family as the _______.

Old World warblers

The bobolink is related to the _______.

blackbirds

Most woodpecker species have 3 toes

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