Comprehensive Hummingbird Test Part Two Question Preview (ID: 30804)

Part Two Of The Comprehensive Test.[print questions]

Hummingbird feathers are different than other bird feathers because of their
a) color
b) thickness
c) protein molecules or melanosomes

When light is split into various colors it is called
a) Spectrum
b) Rainbow
c) Refraction

If the light does not strike the plumage, the birds may look dreary and drab and almost impossible to identify.
a) True
b) False

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

What causes the hummingbird feathers to change colors?
a) The seasons
b) Sunlight

Which bird flies south in the fall first, the male of the females?
a) Males
b) Females

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.

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

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

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

What are the hummingbirds searching for most of the time?
a) nectar
b) mates
c) nest material

Hummingbirds migrate during the peak of flower production
a) True
b) False

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

How many baby hummingbirds does it take to weigh as much as a paperclip?
a) one bird
b) two birds
c) three birds

John James Audubon called hummingbirds
a) flying jewels
b) flying magicians
c) glittering fragments of the rainbow

Hummingbirds move their wings in a
a) upward motion
b) zig-zag motion
c) figure 8 pattern

Hummingbird have rigid wing bones that do not bend
a) True
b) False

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