Name that Bird
#1
Name the Missouri Bird
#2
Yes or No ?
#3
100

Starling  or  Robin

Robin

100



American Goldfinch   or    Canary  

American Goldfinch

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They are found in Missouri.

100

All female birds lay eggs?

Yes

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200

Wren  or  Sparrow

Wren

200



Pelican    or      Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

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The Snowy Egret is on the Missouri Endangered Species list.

200


All birds have feathers?

Yes

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"All birds have feathers and birds are the only animals that do. Feathers do many jobs for birds. Soft down keeps them warm, wing feathers allow flight and tail feathers are used for steering. The color of the feathers can be used to hide the bird or to help the bird find a boyfriend or a girlfriend."

300

Red Winged Blackbird 

or    Red Tailed Hawk

Red Winged Blackbird

300


Zebra Goose  or  Snow Goose

Snow Goose

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The Snow Goose is one of the largest geese in Missouri.

300


Birds have hollow (empty)  bones?



YES

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"But how do hollow bones really help birds fly? Contrary to popular belief, it's not because it makes them lighter. It's because they need so much oxygen to fly that their lungs actually extend into their bones."

400

Bluejay  or  Bluebird

Bluebird

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Eastern Bluebird 

State bird of M I S S O U R I

400

Snowy Owl     or    Wizard Owl

Snowy Owl

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This owl is one of the largest birds in Missouri.

400

Hummingbirds can fly backwards?

Yes

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500

Baltimore Oriole   or    Cardinal

Cardinal

500

Missouri's most popular bird (that doesn't fly)?




500

All birds fly?

NO

There are approx. 8 birds that do not fly. 

3 of them - Penguin, Kiwi, Ostrich

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"A number of birds can no longer fly. The ostrich could outrun an attacking animal, so did not need flight to escape. The kiwi, in New Zealand, had no natural predators, so could adapt to life on the ground. The penguin lives at sea and swims rather than flies."


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