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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.