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By US Desk
Fri, 01, 23

The turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is a native game bird of North America. The fold of flesh that grows from a turkey’s throat is called a wattle....

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1 C - Turkey

The turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is a native game bird of North America. The fold of flesh that grows from a turkey’s throat is called a wattle. The long fleshy ornament that grows from its forehead and hangs over its bill is called a snood. The long tuft of hair that projects from its breast is called a beard.

2 A - Cassowary

The cassowary has been known to kill humans with slashing blows of its feet. The innermost of its three toes bears a long dagger-like nail. The cassowary is a large flightless bird of Australia, New Guinea, and nearby islands.

3 - A Hummingbird

The rufous and broad-tailed hummingbirds weigh less than a nickel. The bee hummingbird of Cuba weighs less than a dime and is often mistaken for its namesake insect.

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4 - D Flamingo

A flamingo’s bright red colour comes from eating foods rich in carotenoid pigments, which can be found in foods like carrots.

5 - C Ostrich

The ostrich lays the largest egg of any bird, but its egg is only about 2 percent of the mother’s weight. A kiwi egg is roughly 20 percent of the mother’s weight. (A full-term human baby is about 5 percent of its mother’s weight.)

6 - B Peacock

Darwin was struck by the beauty of the peacock’s ocelli and hypothesized that there must be evolutionary steps between “the magnificent ocelli of [peacocks] and the simpler ocelli or mere coloured spots of other birds.”

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7 - B Dove

The dove is any of certain birds of the pigeon family, Columbidae. The names pigeon and dove are often used interchangeably. Although dove usually refers to the smaller, long-tailed members of the pigeon family, there are exceptions: the domestic pigeon, a rather typical pigeon, is frequently called the rock dove and is the bird portrayed as and called the "dove of peace."

8 - D Cuckoo

Female cuckoos are so adept at mimicry, they can adapt the shade of their eggs’ shells to match those of other birds in their habitat.

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9 - C Crane

The whooping crane is North America’s tallest bird, standing about five feet tall. Its young are called colts, like baby horses.

10 - D Turkey Vulture

Useful for digesting rotting carcasses, the stomach acid of a turkey vulture is 100 times more concentrated than a human’s. This allows it to digest organisms that cause botulism, anthrax, rabies, cholera, hepatitis, and polio without being affected.

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11 - B Toucan

Toucans. They use their big bills to reach for the fruit.

12 - A Pelican

Pelicans. They have huge throat pouches to catch fish in.