49 Bird Trivia Questions

Birds have always fascinated humans with their vibrant colors, melodious songs, and incredible feats of flight. Test your avian knowledge with these fun trivia questions about our feathered friends!

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Trivia Questions on Birds

  1. What bird is known for having the longest migration, traveling nearly from pole to pole?

  2. Which bird species has the largest wingspan, and how wide can it be?

  3. What is the only bird capable of flying backwards?

  4. Identify the bird species that is considered the fastest on Earth when diving.

  5. What bird, now extinct, was unable to fly and once inhabited the island of Mauritius?

  6. Which bird is recognized as having the largest eyes relative to its body size in the bird kingdom?

  7. Name the bird that can mimic almost any sound it hears, including chainsaws and car alarms.

  8. What species of bird has been documented to live the longest in the wild, with a recorded age?

  9. Which bird has the most feathers? How many can it have?

  10. What is the name of the bird that builds the largest tree nest ever recorded?

  11. Which nocturnal bird has a heart-shaped face and is known for its silent flight?

  12. What is the only species of bird that can hover in air by flapping its wings in a figure-eight pattern?

  13. Name the bird that is known for its ability to kill even large mammals, including deer and monkeys.

  14. What tiny bird is famous for its long migration, traveling from North America to South America?

  15. Which bird’s beak is the largest in terms of length relative to its body size?

  16. Name the bird that is capable of sleeping while flying.

  17. What is the smallest bird species in the world?

  18. Which bird is known for its remarkable ability to rotate its head up to 270 degrees?

  19. What bird is the heaviest parrot in the world, and where is it found?

  20. Which bird has the longest bill to body ratio of any bird species?

  21. Name the bird that is known for being the world’s most poisonous, with toxins in its feathers.

  22. What species of bird is capable of flying at the highest altitude, recorded over Mount Everest?

  23. Which bird is known for its elaborate courtship dance, featuring magnificent plumage displays?

  24. Name the bird famous for its bower-building behavior as part of its mating rituals.

  25. Which bird species is known for having the most complex song repertoire?

  26. What bird can dive the deepest, reaching depths over 200 meters (656 feet)?

  27. Identify the bird that uses tools, such as sticks, to extract insects from tree bark.

  28. What bird is known for laying the largest egg relative to its body size?

  29. Which bird has the longest tail feathers in relation to its body size?

  30. Name the bird species known for having the strongest beak, capable of breaking open hard nuts and seeds.

  31. What bird is recognized for its ability to mimic human speech most accurately?

  32. Which bird is considered the largest by body mass?

  33. What bird is known for its ability to walk under water to hunt for aquatic prey?

  34. Which bird holds the record for the longest continuous flight in the wild, without stopping for food or rest?

  35. What bird has the ability to sleep with one eye open, a phenomenon known as unihemispheric slow-wave sleep?

  36. Identify the bird that changes its diet seasonally from insects to fruit, showcasing a unique adaptability.

  37. Which bird species is known for its bright pink color, attributed to its diet of algae and crustaceans?

  38. Name the bird that has a unique hunting method of dropping stones on eggs from great heights to break them open.

  39. What bird is renowned for its “moonwalk” mating dance, where it slides backwards while keeping its body stationary?

  40. Which bird is capable of imitating a wide range of sounds, including human voices, despite not having vocal cords?

  41. What bird is known for its distinctive black and white plumage and elaborate mating rituals involving nest building and gift-giving?

  42. Identify the bird that has the smallest geographical range of any bird, found only on a single island.

  43. What bird’s mating call is so loud it can be heard up to 2 miles away in dense rainforest?

  44. Which bird species uses its saliva to create a unique nest, which is highly prized as a delicacy in some cultures?

  45. Name the bird that is known for its annual mass migration, where millions travel together for breeding.

  46. What bird is known for its remarkable vertical take-off ability, similar to a helicopter?

  47. Identify the bird species that can mimic the sound of other predatory birds to scare off competitors.

  48. Which bird has the unique ability to drink saltwater, using specialized glands to excrete the salt?

  49. What bird is known for its endurance, capable of flying for several days without stopping by catching thermals?


  1. Arctic Tern

  2. Wandering Albatross; up to 3.5 meters (11.5 feet)

  3. Hummingbird

  4. Peregrine Falcon

  5. Dodo

  6. Ostrich

  7. Lyrebird

  8. Albatross; up to 60 years or more

  9. Tundra Swan; up to 25,000 feathers

  10. Bald Eagle

  11. Barn Owl

  12. Hummingbird

  13. Harpy Eagle

  14. Ruby-throated Hummingbird

  15. Sword-billed Hummingbird

  16. Common Swift

  17. Bee Hummingbird

  18. Owl

  19. Kakapo; New Zealand

  20. Australian Pelican

  21. Hooded Pitohui

  22. Bar-headed Goose

  23. Peacock (Male of Peafowl species)

  24. Bowerbird

  25. Brown Thrasher

  26. Emperor Penguin

  27. New Caledonian Crow

  28. Kiwi

  29. Resplendent Quetzal

  30. Hyacinth Macaw

  31. African Grey Parrot

  32. Ostrich

  33. American Dipper

  34. Bar-tailed Godwit

  35. Many birds, particularly waterfowl and seabirds like albatrosses

  36. American Robin

  37. Flamingo

  38. Egyptian Vulture

  39. Red-capped Manakin

  40. Lyrebird

  41. African Penguin

  42. Inaccessible Island Rail

  43. White Bellbird

  44. Edible-nest Swiftlet

  45. European Starling

  46. Osprey

  47. Mockingbird

  48. Albatross

  49. Alpine Swift

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