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Old Sunday 3rd May 2020, 12:54   #1
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Urban Bird Quiz.
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Old Sunday 3rd May 2020, 15:44   #2
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Ten! Tough for the non-birder I suspect.

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Old Sunday 3rd May 2020, 15:50   #3
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Old Monday 4th May 2020, 00:22   #4
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I got 5/10 not sure if that's good....
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I hesitated on two and flipped the wrong way so 8 for me...
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Old Monday 4th May 2020, 08:36   #6
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10, although to be honest a couple were with fingers crossed!
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Old Monday 4th May 2020, 09:25   #7
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10, although to be honest a couple were with fingers crossed!
I got 9, the Canadian wintering question had me guessing incorrectly
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But it might have been a vulture
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Old Friday 22nd May 2020, 22:22   #8
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Old Saturday 23rd May 2020, 01:12   #9
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9 - didn't get the "bin chicken" one
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Old Saturday 23rd May 2020, 08:53   #10
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9 - didn't get the "bin chicken" one
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Interesting the degree of international knowledge needed! And (unusually for this type of quiz) I couldn't fault any of the questions. It's actually written by someone who knows their birds.
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Old Friday 5th June 2020, 04:59   #12
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Most of the questions didn't need any local knowledge, just a good grasp of bird knowledge in general. For example, that bar-headed geese are famous for their migration, but it doesn't involve the Antarctic. Or that a weight of 4.5 grams is sufficient information to identify one particular family of birds.

But there were some where I had my fingers crossed. I was only somewhat confident which swan was most common in the region and therefore the most likely in an urban environment; I wasn't very confident between two pink waders that might cross the Mediterranean; and I let myself be misled by what I thought was a hint in the question about the doves, even though I should have known which one was more common.

The "bin chicken' question wasn't hard for me, thanks to some hemispheric knowledge. I spent a few weeks in South Africa, where the garden and compost pile were regularly raided by a cousin of the correct answer.

PS I count 5 questions about Europe (including Iceland), 3 questions about North America (counting #1 which I also counted for Europe), and one each for India, East Asia, and Australia. Zero for South America or Africa. (Antarctica is excused, obviously.)

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i got confused with 2 questions so i got only 8
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