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Hummingbird feathers are different than other bird feathers because of their
a) color b) thickness c) protein molecules or melanosomes d)
When light is split into various colors it is called
a) Spectrum b) Rainbow c) Refraction d)
If the light does not strike the plumage, the birds may look dreary and drab and almost impossible to identify.
a) True b) False c) d)
What is the word that describes the bright color of their feathers?
a) iridescence b) glow c) red d) electrochromatography
The the male and female Ruby-throated hummingbirds look the same?
a) Yes b) No c) d)
What causes the hummingbird feathers to change colors?
a) The seasons b) Sunlight c) d)
Which bird flies south in the fall first, the male of the females?
a) Males b) Females c) d)
Why is it a good thing that the hummingbirds migrate alone?
a) Because they fight so much they would not have enough energy to travel. b) Because they all could die if they lose their way. c) Because a storm could wipe out the entire population if they traveled all at once. d)
How many miles and how many hours does it take for the Ruby-throated Hummingbird to fly nonstop over the Gulf of Mexico to get to Central America?
a) 60 miles and 8 hours b) 200 miles and 10 hours c) 500 miles and 14.5 hours d)
Why do the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds follow the Yellow-bellied Sap Suckers north into Canada
a) The Sapsuckers protect them. b) The Sapsuckers show them where to fly c) The Sapsuckers migrate to the same places d) The Sapsuckers provide insects in the sap of the holes they drill for the Ruby-throated hummingbirds.
It is possible for the same bird to come back to the same feeder on the same day every year.
a) True b) False c) d)
Why type of hummingbird holds the record for the most distance traveled during migration?
a) The Ruby-throated Hummingbird b) The Anna's Hummingbird c) The Rufous Hummingbird d)
What are the hummingbirds searching for most of the time?
a) nectar b) mates c) nest material d)
Hummingbirds migrate during the peak of flower production
a) True b) False c) d)
What are some factors that cause hummingbirds to migrate?
a) shorter days and seasons b) the magnetic poles c) searching for mates d) flowers
How long does it take the baby bird to leave the nest after hatching?
a) one week b) two weeks c) three weeks d)
How many baby hummingbirds does it take to weigh as much as a paperclip?
a) one bird b) two birds c) three birds d)
John James Audubon called hummingbirds
a) flying jewels b) flying magicians c) glittering fragments of the rainbow d)
Hummingbirds move their wings in a
a) upward motion b) zig-zag motion c) figure 8 pattern d)
Hummingbird have rigid wing bones that do not bend
a) True b) False c) d)
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