The Curlew Quiz 1 Comment / Curlew Activities / By Curlew Country Welcome to your The Curlew Quiz Think you know a lot about Curlew? Let's put your knowledge to the test! What is the Curlews biggest claim to fame? A: Britain's Largest Wader B: Britain's Got Talent winner 2017 C: Britain's most talked about bird D: Britain's best nest builders Which of the following conservation status' apply to Curlew? A: UK red list and globally near threatened B: UK red list and globally vulnerable C: UK amber list and globally near threatened D: UK green list and globally least concern What has been the reduction in Curlew population size in England over the past 25 years? A: Nearly 10% B: Nearly 25% C: Nearly 40% D: Nearly 50% Which of the following characteristics apply to Curlews? A: They return to the exaxct spot to breed year after year B: They are friendly birds often walking towards humans C: They are shy birds vulnerable to disturbance D: They stay with the same partner for life E: They are long-lived birds The female Curlew differs from the male in what way? A: More curvaceous B: Longer bill and larger C: Lighter in colour and smaller D: Always right Why do Curlew have such a long curved bill? A: As a form of defence B: For males to use in territorial displays C: To make long calls with D: To probe the ground for food Are breeding Curlew territorial or colonial? A: Territorial B: Colonial C: A bit of both D: Neither Which 3 key things do Curlew need to survive? A: Invertebrate rich grassland B: Wet areas C: Trees and shrubs D: A good local pub E: Low predator numbers Where do adult Curlew prefer to feed in the Curlew Country area? A: Mudflats and estuaries B: Forestry C: Wet grasslands D: Silage fields E: Heathland and moorland F: Fields grazed by cattle and sheep Within the Curlew Country area, which habitat types do Curlew prefer to nest in? (Select 2) A: Woodland B: Silage C: Lowland natural and semi-natural grasslands D: Heathland and moorland Which parent bird incubates the eggs? A: Male B: Female C: Both D: Curlew Country Team How long does a Curlew incubate it's eggs for? A: 20 - 23 days B: 35 - 38 days C: 24 - 25 days D: 27 - 30 days How long do Curlew chicks take to fully fledge? A: 5-6 weeks B: 6-7 weeks C: 7-8 weeks D: 8-9 weeks How do Curlew chicks get their food? A: The female brings them worms and insects B: The male brings a takeaway curry C: The chicks feed themselves D: Both adults bring the chicks berries and insects How do Curlew chicks prefer to feed? A: Probing the ground with their bill B: Catching invertebrates on the surface C: Tapping their feet on the ground to encourage earthworms to the surface D: Foraging for fruits and berries Why do Curlews fail to breed successfully in the Curlew Country and similar landscapes? A: They are elderly birds who fail to parent properly B: Farmers accidentally destroy nests or chicks C: They are predated D: They make nests in unsuitable places What is the latest date that Curlew chicks are likely to fledge by? A: Mid July B: End of July C: Mid August D: End of August Why do you see groups of Curlew together during the summer? A: Groups of failed breeders gather together to feed before their return migration B: Adult curlew group together after breeding successfully to socialise their young C: To watch the cricket D: They group together to get their bearings and work out their migratory route back to the coast. Which predator has been found by Curlew Country to pose the biggest threat to curlew? A: Badger B: Crow C: Sheep D: Red Kite E: Fox F: Buzzard Which other species would benefit from supporting breeding Curlew? (Select all that apply) A: Barn Owl B: Hare C: Lapwing D: Butterflies E: Hedgehogs F: All of the above Which other landscape scale environmental benefits would be delivered by managing for Curlew recovery? A: Improved soil quality B: Improved water quality C: Flood reduction D: Carbon capture E: Improve biodiversity F: All of the above Before Curlew Country started its work, how many of the local community consulted voted for a Curlew recovery initiative? A: 57% B: 79% C: 83% D: 98% Time is Up! Time's up
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There are curlews calling between Prolly Moor and the Mynd. Hope they nest successfully and produce young.