The Curlew Quiz by Amber Bicheno|Published 31st March 2020 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 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 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 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 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 Time is Up!