Birds questions This is a list of recently added questions about birds. Play birds quiz and see all the questions. What is a bird beak made of?Keratin. There are two main types of keratin proteins. The e α-keratins are the main structural components of hair, nails, horns and claws of mammals. The harder β-keratins are found the scales and claws of reptiles, tortoise shells, and in the feathers, beaks, claws of birds.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 60% ChitinChitin1668KeratinKeratin5799BoneBone755Mineralized tissueMineralized tissue1413biology riddles » Where do white storks spend winter?In Sub-Saharan, East and South Africa. The white stork is a long-distance migrant. It spends summer in Europe, North Africa or Middle East, and migrates southwards past Sahara for winter, reaching as far south as South Africa. When migrating between Europe and Africa, it avoids crossing the Mediterranean Sea and detours via the Levant in the east or the Strait of Gibraltar in the west, because the air thermals on which it depends do not form over water.Created by: life-o-holichard 53% in Scandinaviain Scandinavia289in North Africain North Africa3801in Middle Eastin Middle East868in Sub-Saharan, East and South Africain Sub-Saharan, East and South Africa5807zoology riddles » What is the largest and most powerful raptor found in the Americas?Harpy eagle. Female harpy eagles typically weigh 6 to 9 kg (13 to 20 lb). An exceptionally large captive female, "Jezebel", weighed 12.3 kg (27 lb). The bald eagle, the national bird of the United States of America, weighs up to 6.3 kg (13.9 lb).Created by: Sumit Tamanghard 59% harpy eagleharpy eagle6298bald eaglebald eagle2542golden eaglegolden eagle1241crowned eaglecrowned eagle533birds of prey riddles » What animal is that?Harpy eagle. The harpy eagle was first described by Linnaeus in 1758 as Vultur harpyja, after the harpies of Ancient Greek mythology. These were wind spirits that took the dead to Hades, and were said to have a body like an eagle and the face of a human.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 63% eurasian eagle-owleurasian eagle-owl1550bat falconbat falcon860martial eaglemartial eagle1338harpy eagleharpy eagle6387eagles riddles » What animal is that?Cassowary. Cassowaries have have horn-like but soft and casques on their heads, up to 18 cm long (7 in). The role of cansques is uncertain. The simplest theory is that they protect the skull from collisions, when the birds lower their heads when running. It could be, however, that the casques help to cool blood, protect from falling fruits or amplify low sounds made by cassowaries.Created by: Shankar Kumareasy 79% emuemu978cassowarycassowary9347pheasantpheasant498great bustardgreat bustard962animals of Australia riddles » This is possibly the largest flying bird. What is the species name?Great bustard is possibly the largest flying bird - a male reaches up to 16 kg (however, swans and pelicans reach similar sizes). It breeds in southern and central Europe, and across temperate Asia to Far East - however, its population sharply declines and now is found mostly in Spain and Portugal. It was hunted out of existence in Britain by the 1840s, but currently the reintroduction of great bustard to UK is being carried out.Created by: Gizem İsmailoğluhard 51% pheasantpheasant1253great bustardgreat bustard4367common quailcommon quail661western capercailliewestern capercaillie2276animals riddles » Where do harpy eagles live?In Central and South America. The harpy eagle is found from south Mexico to north Argentina, most commonly in Brazil. It is rare throughout its range and difficult to see, as it inhabits the canopy of rainforest.Created by: Vijayaverage 61% in Central and South Americain Central and South America7019in South Africain South Africa1766in North Africain North Africa1349in Middle Eastin Middle East1372predators riddles » What do harpy eagles mainly eat?Sloths. Research conducted in a nesting site in Brazil concluded that the harpy's prey basis was composed in 79% by sloths. In a similar research venture in Panama, 53% of captures were sloths.Created by: José Álvarezhard 40% birdsbirds1128rodentsrodents3539slothssloths4144fishfish1460animals of South America riddles » Where do cassowaries live?Australia. The bird is native to northeastern Australia and New Guinea. They typically live in rainforest, but also venture into grassland.Created by: Hitter smasherhard 59% AfricaAfrica2069South AmericaSouth America3568IndiaIndia1320AustraliaAustralia10335nature riddles » Which bird sings during night?Nightingale. As its name suggests, nightingales frequently sing at night (as well as during the day). The 'nightingale' means literally 'night songstress', because the female was believed to sing - but it is in fact the male which does so.Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 38% nightingalenightingale2423skylarkskylark691canarycanary357tawny owltawny owl2749nature riddles » Play birds quiz and see all the questions.