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Bird Quiz

Post by rob_of_the_robots on Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:48 pm

We been given this quiz thing to have a go at over Christmas. The answer to each clue is a type of bird. I've got some of them (with a little help from Google). Any ideas?


1 Found in Pyrus Communi, for example - repeatedly!
Spoiler:
Partridge
2 “Its mouth is wide, its neck is narra” (Ogden Nash)
Spoiler:
Ostrich
3 Capable couple, so to speak
4 A “modest” proposer
5 A careful mariner carries one
Spoiler:
Fulmar
6 Alternatively, Jack’s choice, we’re told
7 An invoice for household implement?
Spoiler:
Spoonbill
8 Back for the festive season, we hear - incorrectly
9 Barham’s kleptomaniac villain
10 Sounds breathless – and it’s not finished yet
11 “The -------- for all his feathers was a-cold” (John Keats)
Spoiler:
Owl
12 Clara Stahlbaum’s Christmas gift – a dream date!
Spoiler:
Nutcracker
13 Combine response, but lose two points
14 Commonly seen on building sites
Spoiler:
Crane
15 Alain Racine, superhero in Europe.
Spoiler:
Peregrine Falcon
16 “Potato needs an ‘e’!” said this dense VP!
Spoiler:
Quail
17 Ominous when seen from the docks perhaps?
18 Dr Bob was part of a very peculiar practice
19 Emblematic wader of RSPB
Spoiler:
Avocet
20 Eponymous subject of T. H. White account
Spoiler:
Goshawk
21 Nocturnal container maybe?
Spoiler:
Nightjar
22 Flicker of recognition in this pastime’s Latin name?
Spoiler:
Hobby
23 Form in which Zeus wooed Leda
Spoiler:
Swan
24 ... on Equus Africanus Asinus? It’s kid’s stuff!
Spoiler:
Pintail
25 Emphatically not hirsute, comparatively speaking!
26 Features in “Brave New World”
Spoiler:
Raven
27 Not 23, but may take to the wing at Liberty
28 Grand designer - at Hampton Court, for example
Spoiler:
Wren
29 The grim burden for the “greybeard”
30 Archaically, halcyon days took their name from it
31 A Hull songster?
Spoiler:
House Martin
32 Informal discussion after the hard stuff
Spoiler:
Stonechat
33 Bête noire for a tractor boy, probably
34 It sounds like the feline is rousing!
Spoiler:
Kittiwake
35 Johnny’s Jack, perhaps
Spoiler:
Sparrow
36 In Ken Kesey’s ornithologically unlikely title (1962)
Spoiler:
Cuckoo
37 May be seen when Wills and Kate wed?
38 A full-throated resident of W1J
39 Mythical symbol of self-sacrifice
Spoiler:
Pelican
40 Features in 1960 Pulitzer-winning title
Spoiler:
Mockingbird
41 Stranks, Handley, Boyd et al, vying with the flag?
Spoiler:
Magpie
42 Deceive or dupe
43 Plough a big one in the US
44 Resentful when coming to north
45 Richard Briers narrated this ‘70s “vehicle”
46 Officer with unfit bakery produce, we heard
47 Roll up! Roll up! Use this perhaps?
48 Ronnies’ repetitive restaurant fare
Spoiler:
Rook
49 RR’s magical Spitfire engine
Spoiler:
Merlin
50 Scored five for Arsenal v Aston Villa (1983)
Spoiler:
Woodcock
51 Sellers’ Fred in ’59 for example
Spoiler:
Kite
52 Sir Anthony penned ‘80s satire
53 Spaceman Dan took off – and Neil landed – in this!
Spoiler:
Eagle
54 In short, Rodney had a hand in this!
55 To hunt for this is a wild goose chase too!
56 U2 duo composed theme song for this 1995 hype!
Spoiler:
Goldeneye
57 Wait for a few before you barbecue!
58 Was singing in the dead of night, we heard
Spoiler:
Blackbird
59 Foolish person – with additive it seems
60 Bruce’s wonderful sidekick
Spoiler:
Robin


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Re: Bird Quiz

Post by RoversLad123 on Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:48 am

I'm shit at stuff like this but is 37 doves?
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Re: Bird Quiz

Post by Sheepy on Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:49 pm

24 is donkey
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Re: Bird Quiz

Post by DodgyGambit on Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:15 pm

i got them all

how long did it take u to type this all out rob?

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Re: Bird Quiz

Post by glosterrover on Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:22 pm

60 is robin,is 50 woodcock??,19 is curlew
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Re: Bird Quiz

Post by Roverdamus on Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:09 pm

Sheepy wrote:24 is donkey

Since when has a donkey been a type of bird?
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Post by Willy on Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:48 pm

Donkeybird.

def - a donkey with bird-like characteristics.

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Re: Bird Quiz

Post by glosterrover on Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:04 pm

Rofl
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Re: Bird Quiz

Post by OldhamRover on Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:19 pm

I'll chip in with the easiest one:
14 - Crane.

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Re: Bird Quiz

Post by Sheepy on Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:20 pm

Roverdamus wrote:
Sheepy wrote:24 is donkey

Since when has a donkey been a type of bird?

Biological name indicates its part of the donkey/ass family.
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Re: Bird Quiz

Post by glosterrover on Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:45 pm

53 is eagle,28 is wren
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Re: Bird Quiz

Post by RTM08 on Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:48 pm

glosterrover wrote:53 is eagle,28 is wren

GR - the ones with 'spoiler' underneath them already have answers there... click on the 'spoiler' and it will show them

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Post by glosterrover on Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:50 pm

i'm only trying to help you know Sad
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Post by Roverdamus on Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:18 pm

Just TRYING is not good enough!!
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Re: Bird Quiz

Post by rob_of_the_robots on Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:31 pm

I appreciate you GR. :headpat:

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Post by StLedge on Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:42 am

How sweet.
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Re: Bird Quiz

Post by glosterrover on Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:39 pm

Thanks rob bounce
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