Clues for: Birds

Question Answer Value Airdate
It's the type of swan heard here a trumpeter swan 200 December 11, 2007
Listen, you white-bellied bustard, I know where you live-- this continent's savanna Africa 400 December 11, 2007
This bird shown in an illustration is distinguished from the heron by the bustle of feathers over its rump crane 600 December 11, 2007
Perhaps this "thrush", a type of babbler, hangs out at comedy clubs with the same-named hyena laughing thrush 800 December 11, 2007
The long legs of the bird seen here give it this name, from a prop used by circus performers a stilt December 11, 2007
The akepa & akiapola'au are found in forest areas, only in this state Hawaii 200 December 18, 2002
The only birds in the family Trochilidae are these "hovercrafts" hummingbirds 400 December 18, 2002
During mating season the male ruff develops a large frill of feathers around this body part neck 600 December 18, 2002
This falcon's name is from the Latin for "foreign" or "a foreigner" peregrine 800 December 18, 2002
The scientific name of this big bird is Diomedea exulans, as in "exile" albatross 1000 December 18, 2002
A male one of these is a drake Duck 100 November 13, 2000
A flock of these is a gaggle Geese 200 November 13, 2000
Flying at 100-200 MPH, this bird is fast as its name implies; in fact, it's one of the fastest Swift 300 November 13, 2000
The Egyptian plover is also called this, from the old belief it cleaned the teeth of a Nile reptile Crocodile bird 400 November 13, 2000
From the elaborate dwellings wrens build, their Latin family name is this, meaning "cave-dweller" Troglodytes 500 November 13, 2000
Only the Adelie & emperor species of this bird actually breed in Antarctica Penguin 100 September 27, 1999
This bird seen here is the provincial bird of Prince Edward Island Blue jay 200 September 27, 1999
The racing homer breed of this domestic bird was developed in Belgium, the traditional home of the sport Pigeon 300 September 27, 1999
In captivitiy, these wading birds are fed carotenoid pigments to keep the plumage color they have in the wild Flamingo 400 September 27, 1999
Also known as a duck hawk, it has been clocked at 175 miles per hour during a dive Peregrine falcon 500 September 27, 1999
Able to run up to 40 MPH, this largest flightless bird is the world's fastest bird on land Ostrich 100 May 23, 1997
In areas with few trees, the redheaded species of this bird is known to damage telephone & telegraph poles Woodpecker 200 May 23, 1997
There are 2 families of this large bird: barn & typical Owls 300 May 23, 1997
In 1954 there were only 21 of these cranes in existence; the flock has since grown to about 200 Whooping cranes 400 May 23, 1997
The American kestrel is the most common North American species of this bird related to the hawk Falcon 500 May 23, 1997
Not only do these birds hover, they're the only ones capable of flying backwards hummingbirds 100 January 27, 1997
This tallest Australian bird stands 5 to 6 feet high an emu 200 January 27, 1997
The young of this "wandering" seabird have brown plumage which becomes white as they grow an albatross 300 January 27, 1997
In some parts of the U.S. the "ruffed" species of this bird is referred to as a pheasant or partridge grouse 400 January 27, 1997
Nutcrackers & magpies belong to this bird family crow 500 January 27, 1997
The weaverbird was named for its habit of weaving these from plant fibers Nests 100 January 15, 1997
The Australian budgerigar is the bird usually sold as this in pet stores Parakeet 200 January 15, 1997
Gymnogyps Californianus is the scientific name of this largest North American vulture California Condor 500 January 15, 1997
The screech type of this bird has an unusual whistling call an owl 100 January 6, 1997
The gray jay is not as famous as this relative whose scientific name is Cyanocitta cristata the blue jay 200 January 6, 1997
These birds are so named because their long legs look like the poles circus performers walk on stilts 300 January 6, 1997
The coscoroba, which weighs only about 8 pounds, is the smallest of these graceful birds swans 400 January 6, 1997
The "snowy" type of this member of the heron family is known for its beautiful white plumes an egret 500 January 6, 1997
The shape of the letter A goes back to an Egyptian symbol for this bird, a symbol of the U.S. Eagle 100 December 31, 1996
It can weigh up to 33 pounds, its wingspan may reach 10 feet & it has a big pouch under its lower mandible Pelican 200 December 31, 1996
Though it's a type of this bird, the flicker feeds on the ground, not by drilling holes in trees Woodpecker 300 December 31, 1996
On chicken farms females under a year old are called pullets; over a year old, they're called these Hens 400 December 31, 1996
It's the man-made structure common to names of certain owls & swallows Barn 500 December 31, 1996
Julius Caesar used them to carry the news of his victory in Gaul back to Rome Carrier Pigeons 100 December 17, 1996
Other woodpeckers will take advantage of the drink holes drilled by these yellow-bellied birds Sapsuckers 200 December 17, 1996
This ruby-throated bird has one of the highest metabolisms of warm-blooded vertebrates Hummingbird 300 December 17, 1996
There are Nashville & Tennessee species of this bird whose name is a synonym for singer Warbler 400 December 17, 1996
This tallest of North American wading birds has a 5-foot-long windpipe that produces quite a sound Whooping Crane 500 December 17, 1996
The largest of these hovering birds is about 8 1/2 inches long a hummingbird 100 May 9, 1995
The homing or carrier type of this bird has been used to carry messages for 2.000 years a pigeon 200 May 9, 1995
At least 5 species of this bird, including the whooping, are in danger of extinction the crane 300 May 9, 1995
These "stupid" birds were discovered by the Portuguese around 1507 & were extinct by around 1800 the dodo bird 400 May 9, 1995
The multicolored bill of this bird of the family Ramphastidae may be half the length of its body a toucan 500 May 9, 1995
Unlike other pheasants, the Congo peacock is native to this continent Africa 100 October 14, 1992
There are 2 subspecies of the northern species of this bird; the Bullock's and the Baltimore an oriole 200 October 14, 1992
Most honey eaters live in Australia & New Guinea, but some live in this U.S. state Hawaii 300 October 14, 1992
The Andean species of this bird has a greater wingspan than the California the condor 400 October 14, 1992
A baby swan is called this, which has a nice "ring" to it a cygnet 500 October 14, 1992
This "red-headed" bird of the East & Midwest U.S. damages telephone poles in areas that lack trees a woodpecker 100 September 25, 1992
The finest examples of this yellow bird are bred in the Harz Mountain area of Germany canaries 200 September 25, 1992
Cygnus olor, the all-white mute species of this bird, swims with its neck curved, unlike other species a swan 300 September 25, 1992
In the 1930s, due to crop damage, W. Australia's gov't encouraged killing these large flightless birds emus 400 September 25, 1992
These native New Zealand people hunted the moa to extinction by the 19th century the Maori 500 September 25, 1992
In Florida these birds were killed off in the wild for their beautiful pink feathers flamingos 100 November 26, 1991
Though this southwestern bird can fly, it prefers to sprint at speeds up to 15 mph roadrunner 200 November 26, 1991
Some of these nocturnal birds have tufts of feathers on their heads called "ears" or "horns" owls 300 November 26, 1991
These purplish-black Asian birds, that can imitate human speech, are types of starlings mynah birds 400 November 26, 1991
The "Arctic" variety of this sea bird migrates farthest—about 22,000 miles back & forth in a year tern 500 November 26, 1991
They're the main food of chickadees, swallows & woodpeckers insects 100 June 8, 1990
Despite its name, the skylark doesn't nest in the sky but here ground 200 June 8, 1990
A merganser, sometimes called a sheldrake, is this kind of bird diving bird (duck) 300 June 8, 1990
The 4 main ones in North America are the Pacific, Mississippi, Central & Atlantic migration routes 400 June 8, 1990
Scientists are reintroducing this blue-gray falcon in the eastern U.S. where it's been extinct 30 years perigrine 500 June 8, 1990
These heavy black birds known for their ability to mimic human speech are a species of starling mynah birds 100 February 26, 1990
Falcons kill their prey by doing this biting in the head or neck 200 February 26, 1990
The moas of New Zealand probably became extinct because these people hunted them for food The Maoris 400 February 26, 1990
Birds evolved from dinosaurs during this geologic era, "The Age of Reptiles" Mesozoic Era 500 February 26, 1990
Despite its name, this type of swan does have a voice, but it's not a very pretty one Mute Swan February 26, 1990
The ancient Romans thought this TV network symbol a great delicacy roasted & served in its feathers a peacock 100 May 18, 1989
A 56 ft. one of these atop a fast food restaurant in Marietta, Ga. is a local landmark a chicken 200 May 18, 1989
Branch of zoology that's the scientific study of birds ornithology 300 May 18, 1989
The most expensive commercial leather from a bird comes from this one the ostrich 400 May 18, 1989
The name of this chattering crow is partly from a nickname for Margaret magpie 500 May 18, 1989
The plastic variety of this big pink bird is often found on front lawns in the suburbs flamingo 100 May 4, 1989
In Greek myth, Hera took the 100 eyes of Argus, the watchman, & set them into this bird's tail peacock 200 May 4, 1989
Completes the couplet "A wonderful bird is the pelican, his bill will hold more than..." his belly can 300 May 4, 1989
Houses built for these "purple" birds usually look like little apartment buildings purple martins 500 May 4, 1989
The sapsucker is the only member of this bird family that gets nourishment from the trees themselves woodpecker May 4, 1989
Geese, crows & ravens are smarter than these supposedly wise birds owls 100 February 13, 1989
Named for the sound it makes, it nests in trees, not in timepieces cuckoo 200 February 13, 1989
Lovebirds, macaws & parakeets are members of this bird family parrots 300 February 13, 1989
Instead of flying to a warmer climate, the poorwill does this during the winter hibernate 400 February 13, 1989
These familiar city birds are also known as rock doves pigeons 500 February 13, 1989
Birds are plumose, meaning they have these feathers 100 January 27, 1989
Birds lost these early in their evolution, perhaps due to the development of the moveable upper jaw teeth 200 January 27, 1989
Associated with love as far back as ancient Greece it has since become a symbol of peace dove 300 January 27, 1989
While courting, male & female of the red-bellied species of these perform a tapping duet in precise harmony woodpecker 300 June 22, 1988
Amazons, lovebirds & lorikeets all belong to this family parrot 100 March 18, 1988
It is the main diet of toucans, but not in loop form fruit 200 March 18, 1988
Completes the proverb "One swallow does not make a..." summer 300 March 18, 1988
The albatross only comes to land to do this lay eggs (breed, mate) 400 March 18, 1988
Of beaks, flight, or feathers, the only feature exclusive to birds feathers 500 March 18, 1988
Bird pictured on the current U.S. $10 gold piece eagle 100 February 12, 1988
This New Zealand bird lays eggs, not fruit, that weigh up to 1/4 of its body weight kiwi 200 February 12, 1988
This 7-letter word refers to all domesticated birds which are raised for their eggs or meaf poultry 300 February 12, 1988
The 2 continents where, until recently, condors were found naturally North America & South America 400 February 12, 1988
Some of these large birds are "trumpeters", & some are "whistling", but others are "mute" swans 500 February 12, 1988
To hover in flight, these birds move their wings in a figure-eight movement, not up & down a hummingbird 100 December 10, 1987
1 legend says this bird bloodied its breast as it tried to pull out a thorn from Christ's crown a (European) robin 200 December 10, 1987
The honey guide bird of Africa got its name because people & large mammals can follow it to these beehives 300 December 10, 1987
3 days after a fertilized chicken egg is laid, this organ begins to form & function within heart 100 October 27, 1987
The 2 chief functions of this communication are to claim territory & attract mates calls or songs 200 October 27, 1987
The oldest known ornamental bird, wild species kill & devour small snakes peacock 500 October 27, 1987
From the Latin "aquila", it can be golden, harpy, or bald, for example an eagle 100 September 16, 1987
With the capture of AC-9 on April 19, 1987, none of the North American species of these are left in the wild the condor 500 September 16, 1987
In Holland, if you find one of these living on your roof, expect good luck &, maybe, a bigger family a stork 100 April 17, 1987
When ducks molt all their wing feathers at the same time, they can't do this fly 200 April 17, 1987
Puffins use these, rather than feet, to propel them while swimming underwater wings 300 April 17, 1987
Of cliff, barn, or cave swallows, the species that returns to San Juan Capistrano cliff swallows 400 April 17, 1987
The Pacific, Central, & Mississippi flyways are among the North American routes birds use for this migration 500 April 17, 1987
Incubation among these huge flightless birds is done by females during the day & males at night ostriches 100 March 13, 1987
To display his gorgeous feathers, the blue bird of paradise hangs like this while courting upside-down 200 March 13, 1987
To feed their newborn, a type of "milk" is produced by both parents of these common city birds pigeons 300 March 13, 1987
The bat parrot probably got its name from sleeping in this position upside-down 100 February 16, 1987
Too "lei"zy to migrate, the geese in this tropical state stay year-round Hawaii 200 February 16, 1987
A bird waterproofs its feathers with oil from its "preen gland", located at the base of this its tail 300 February 16, 1987
Bird noted for its high, raspy meow-call catbird 100 January 30, 1987
The European cuckoo is considered a parasite because it lays its eggs there in other birds\' nests 200 January 30, 1987
Called the "yellowhammer" because it sounds like one, the flicker is a variety of this woodpecker 300 January 30, 1987
In the Bible, Noah sent one to look for land, & a group of them later fed Elijah ravens 400 January 30, 1987
Storks, pelicans & some vultures couldn't win a warbling contest since these species lack this voice box 100 November 3, 1986
In many birds, the powerful muscles for this task account for up to 40% of body weight flying 200 November 3, 1986
Around Oct. 22, the swallows leave Capistrano to winter in this country, so don't cry for them Argentina 300 November 3, 1986
Since 1972, almost all U.S. uses of this insecticide have been banned to protect endangered birds DDT 400 November 3, 1986
Bird mentioned in the title song of the musical "Oklahoma!" hawk November 3, 1986
Heavy consumption of these avian writing implements led to invention of steel pens quills 100 May 14, 1986
An omelette made with 1 of their eggs is equal in size to 1 made with 24 chicken eggs ostrich 200 May 14, 1986
Answer to the children's riddle "Why does a hummingbird hum?" Because he doesn\'t know the words 300 May 14, 1986
Mythology says Hera was so fond of these birds she adorned their tails with the eyes of her love, Argus peacock 400 May 14, 1986
1/2 an hr. before this song was to be recorded, the title was changed from "Run, Rabbit, Run" to this: "Fly, Robin, Fly" May 14, 1986
Oddity shared by the ostrich, kiwi, & penguin they can\'t fly 100 February 5, 1986
He shares his name & color with an ecclesiastic a cardinal 200 February 5, 1986
A baby goose a gosling 300 February 5, 1986
The Terrytoons' Heckle & Jeckle are this type of chattering bird magpies 400 February 5, 1986
In the following, Al Jolson stops to tell you to look & listen for this bird: the bluebird February 5, 1986