Go Bird Watching with Us in Africa and See if You Can Identify These Birds!

By: Becky
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About This Quiz

Are you a bird watching expert? Do you spend your weekends dressed in a safari outfit with your field glasses looking for the most unique bird in the bunch? Or do you just find that you are an amateur with an interest in birding who is glued to the National Geographic Channel every time a birdwatching program comes on? If you can say yes to any or all of these questions, then this is the quiz for you. Let's see if you know as much as you think you do about birds native to Africa.

Birdwatching, or birding, is a pastime known as citizen science. More than a few "regular" people have discovered a species of bird that was never before seen or that may have been thought to have become extinct. These citizen scientists are considered helpers to ornithologists, the formal bird scientists.

We know that there are many birds native to Africa that have cousins throughout the world, so you might find this quiz a bit tricky. But, if you know your stuff, you should be able to identify each of the following 40 birds that are found in Africa from just an image. Are you ready to test your knowledge?

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