The Curlew Quiz Leave a 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 2020 C: Britain's most talked about bird D: Britain's best nest builders Which of the following conservation status's 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 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 Compacted soil is good for which of the following? A: Flood reduction B: Grassland productivity C: Earthworm abundance D: Foraging success for wading birds E: None of the Above 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 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 Within the Curlew Country Project area, which are the preferred habitat types for Curlew to nest in? (Select 2) A: Woodland B: Silage C: Lowland natural and semi-natural grasslands D: Heathland and moorland 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 Which parent bird incubates the eggs? A: Male B: Female C: Both D: Curlew Country Team 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 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 If a farm is in Countryside or Environmental stewardship, when is the earliest hay can be cut? (In England) A: 15th July B: 1st August C: 31st July D: 31st August 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 Are breeding Curlew territorial or colonial? A: Territorial B: Colonial C: A bit of both D: Neither Why do you see groups of Curlew together during late 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 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 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 to Curlew chicks take to fully fledge? A: 5-6 weeks B: 6-7 weeks C: 7-8 weeks D: 8-9 weeks 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 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!