Top 10 birds facts Selected as the most interesting among birds related questions in Birds quiz How do baby birds get oxygen inside their eggs?Oxygen comes in through pores in the shell. Directly under the shell, there is a small pocket of air. The microscopic pores on the egg surface allow the CO2 to escape and fresh air to get in, so a developing bird can breathe.Created by: Kasiahard simple questions facts » Where is it NOT possible to find a penguin?In Iceland. All penguins are native to the Southern Hemisphere, but they are not found only in cold climates. Several species are found in the temperate zone of South Africa and South America. The Galápagos Penguin (pictured) lives near the equator. Fossils show that many prehistoric species lived in warm climates.Created by: life-o-holicpolar facts » Which is the only bird to give us commercially used leather?Ostrich. The Ostrich is farmed around the world, for its feathers, skin and meat. It is claimed that Ostriches produce the strongest commercial leather.Created by: Kasiazoology facts » Where do the world's biggest parrots live?In New Zealand. The Kakapo is a species of large, flightless nocturnal parrot. Though the Kakapo cannot fly, it is an excellent climber, ascending to the crowns of the tallest trees. Only about 100 living individuals are known.Created by: KasiaNew Zealand facts » What kind of feeding is crossbill's beak adapted to?Coniferous-seed eating. Crossbills are characterized by the mandibles crossing at their tips, which gives the group its English name. These mandibles enable them to extract seeds from conifer cones.Created by: globalquiz.orgbeak facts » What kind of feeding is avocet's beak adapted to?Scything is a feeding technique unique to the avocets. These birds forage in shallow brackish water or on mud flats, scything their bills from side to side in water. They mainly eat crustaceans and insects.Created by: globalquiz.organimals facts » Which birds use their beaks upside down?Flamingos filter-feed on brine shrimp and blue-green algae. Their beaks are specially adapted to separate mud and silt from the food they eat, and are uniquely used upside-down. The filtering of food items is assisted by hairy structures called lamellae which line the mandibles, and the large rough-surfaced tongue.Created by: globalquiz.orgnature facts » Which birds can fly backwards?Hummingbirds are the only group of birds that can fly backwards. Created by: globalquiz.orgnature facts » Where can you spot this species of hummingbirds?In the United States. All hummingbirds are endemic to the Americas.Created by: globalquiz.orgzoogeography facts » 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 İsmailoğlunature facts » Play birds quiz and see all the questions.