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Famous Birds Quiz

  1. The presence of which birds are traditionally believed to protect The Crown and the Tower of London?
  2. Which mythological bird obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor?
  3. What's the name of the parrot owned by Long John Silver in Treasure Island?
  4. Martha, who died at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914, was the last of which bird species?
  5. What is the name of Harry Potter's snowy owl?

  6. With what service would you associate "Larry the Bird"?
  7. What's the name of the bird in the Peanuts comic strip, who is Snoopy's best friend?
  8. What was the name of the yellow bird in advertisements for British Telecom in the late 1970s and early 1980s?
  9. The dodo is an extinct flightless bird that was found on which island nation in the Indian Ocean?
  10. The Birds is a 1963 horror-thriller film based on the 1952 story of the same name by which author?
  11. Who wrote The Ugly Duckling?
  12. Cygnus is a northern constellation that derives its name from what type of bird?
  13. Who serenades the Pussy-cat while gazing at the stars and strumming on a small guitar?
  14. "The Raven" is a narrative poem by which American writer?
  15. What was the name of Doctor Dolittle's parrot?
  16. 'Moses the Raven' appears in which novel?
  17. What species of bird is associated with Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner?
  18. The Oriole Bird is the mascot of which American city's baseball team?
  19. What is the name of the kestrel in the 1969 British kitchen sink drama directed by Ken Loach?
  20. Halcyon is a poetic name for which species of bird?


  1. Ravens
  2. The pheonix
  3. Captain Flint
  4. Passenger pigeon
  5. Hedwig
  6. Twitter
  7. Woodstock
  8. Buzby
  9. Mauritius
  10. Daphne du Maurier
  11. Hans Christian Andersen
  12. Swan
  13. The owl (from the nonsense poem by Edward Lear: "The Owl and the Pussy-cat"))
  14. Edgar Allan Poe
  15. Polynesia
  16. Animal Farm (by George Orwell (1945))
  17. Albatross
  18. Baltimore (Baltimore Orioles)
  19. Kes
  20. Kingfisher

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