See If You Can Identify These Birds From an Image!
By: Talin Vartanian
Image: Hillary Kladke/Moment/Getty Images
About This Quiz
Birds are an important part of our ecosystem, and they come in all different shapes, colors and sizes. Some birds are native to certain countries and continents, while others like to migrate to different parts of the world. Some eat fish and some eat mammals and others eat amphibians, insects, fruits or seeds. Today, we've compiled a list of 40 amazing birds for you to test your knowledge on.
From the domestic duck to the northern cardinal, some birds are probably very familiar to Americans. Other types of birds, like the fulmar and the fieldfare, might not be so obvious, as they live in other parts of the world. Some birds are extinct, like the upland moa and the dodo, while others are endangered. Despite this, there are still many friendly birds that fly around to this day. Some of these include the finch, the American coot and the sparrow.
Think you can tell the differences among 40 different birds? We'll give you the picture - and a hint if you need it - and all you have to do is guess the type of bird it is. Don't wait - take this bird identification quiz now to put your wits to the test!
This bird has the scientific name "Turdus merula," which is otherwise known as...
The blackbird lives throughout Europe, plus parts of Asia and North Africa, and loves to eat insects and earthworms. The scientific name for the blackbird is Turdus merula. Despite its common name, the female blackbird is brown.
This bird is similar to a gull and is related to albatrosses. What's it called?
The fulmar is white and gray in color and is similar to the gull. You'll also find them over the open ocean where they dive for prey. These birds are divided into two categories: northern and southern fulmars, which love to make their nests alongside cliffs.
You'll find this bird making its nests in trees and can primarily be found throughout forests.
The bald eagle, called "bald" for its contrasting white head, is found in the United States. These national birds of the U.S. also eats other birds and fresh fish, with salmon and catfish as some of their favorites.
Which of these birds is native to Africa and loves to munch on lizards as a snack?
The augur buzzard is found in Africa and loves to eat birds, chickens, lizards and other types of reptiles. You'll also find unique white and grey colors on this bird, as well as a small (but sharp) beak.
You'll find this black and blue bird munching on tasty fruits in forest environments. Are you familiar with it?
Coffee berries are a staple in the diet of the Asian fairy-bluebird, which is black and blue in color. This bird also lives in tropical forests throughout Asia, as well as the Philippines and the Greater Sunda Islands.
Can you name this tiny member of the toucan family, which also belongs to the Piciformes order?
The green aracari lives in some parts of Venezuela and Brazil and loves to eat figs, crunchy insects and sweet fruits. It's also unique because of its colorful beak, as well as its black and green feathers.
The San Diego Zoo showcases this rare bird that doesn't really like to fly too much.
The island of Guam is home to the Guam rail bird, which thrives in forests, but doesn't like to fly that much. The diet of this bird also includes fruits, lizards and mammals since they are omnivorous creatures.
Head on over to Africa to locate this black and orange bird that loves snacking on insects and seeds.
Otherwise known as the northern red bishop, this orange and black bird belongs to the Ploceidae family and can be found in Africa. These are also very chatty birds who like to sing and talk in grassy environments.
Take a trip to the savanna to find these large birds sitting on some sharp and thorny trees.
American black duck
The martial eagle hunts prey in the savanna in Africa and is unique for its golden eyes and light grey feathers. You could also say that these eagles have a strong work ethic, especially since they're constantly found flying through the air for prey.
Depending on the season, this South African bird can make its home in either the savanna or environments that are close to water.
Red bishop weaver
You'll mainly find the red bishop weaver in grasslands, as well as throughout South Africa. The diet of this bird primarily consists of seeds and insects, and it's also known for its distinct black and orange colors.
It may look like a flamingo, but these white and pink birds have a very long beak that is used to catch fish from the water.
The roseate spoonbill lives along the coast of various regions, including Central America, Mexico and the U.S. Gulf Coast. Its pink color comes from the pigment of the crustaceans in its diet - much like the famous flamingo.
This bird dives into the water to catch its prey and can be found near rivers. Are you familiar with it?
The smew, otherwise known scientifically as the "Megellus albellus," can be found hunting for food near rivers and lakes. You'll also find this duck in Europe and Asia, particularly in the northern areas during breeding season.
You could call this bird a "nest pirate," but it will probably feel better if you call it a...
Troupial birds are known as nest pirates because of how often they steal nests from other birds. They are also found in Colombia and the Caribbean, and are considered to be the national bird of Venezuela.
This bird's whistle is reminiscent of a falling firecracker and also belongs to the Cracidae family.
If you can imagine what a falling firecracker sounds like, that is the sound that the wattled curassow makes! Not much is known about the habits of this endangered bird, but they are unique for their orange beak.
The _____________ belongs to the Fringillidae family and is native to Trinidad.
Violaceous euphonias are found in forests, orchards and parks, and they feature blue and yellow plumage. They primarily munch on fruit, but when they're really hungry, they'll begin to hunt for some insects too.