Birds
Chapter 6
Powerpoint created & shared by Jamie Miller
Fifth & Sixth Grade Teacher
Caldwell Adventist Elementary School
Idaho Conference, USA
1.
In order to fly, birds
must
a.
b.
c.
d.
Run fast to take off
Have a lot of energy
Oil their feathers
Reach a speed of 33 km\hr
2.Which characteristic is
common to all birds?
a. All migrate
b. All lay eggs
c. All are able to fly
d. All have mammary glands
3. Down feathers are most
abundant
a.
b.
c.
d.
On young birds
On tropical birds
On old birds
Among seed-cracking birds
4.Why are some birds unable
to fly?
a. They lack feathers
b. They have no wings
c. They are too large
d. They lack hollow bones
5. Scientist believe birds migrate
because of changes in
a.
b.
c.
d.
Body size of bird
Age of bird
Length of the day
The temperature
6.
What is used by
migrating birds
to navigate?
a. The wind
b. The stars
c. Ocean currents
d. All of these
7.
Which is a
characteristic of ducks
and geese?
a. Hooked beaks
b. Long legs
c. Webbed feet
d. Long necks
8.
a.
b.
c.
d.
All birds of prey
have
Heavy feet
Long necks
Beautiful songs
sharp, hooked beaks
9. A characteristic common to all
songbirds is
a.
b.
c.
d.
Flattened bills
Thick beaks
Feet designed for perching
No down feathers
10. Which group of birds would
most likely kill rodents and
other small mammals?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Pheasants, quail, and turkeys
Eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls
Woodpeckers and toucans
Sparrows, warblers, and finches
11. The ______ is classified as a
flightless bird.
a.
b.
c.
d.
Penguin
Hawk
Road runner
Goose
12.
a.
b.
c.
d.
What feature causes birds to
be lightweight?
Their hollow bones
Their contour feathers
Their crop
Their small webbed feet
13. Which characteristic is
unique to birds?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Wings
Eggs
Lungs
Feathers
14. What structure holds a feather
together and gives it a smooth
shape?
a.
b.
c.
d.
The barbs
The barbules
The down
The shaft
15. Which bird listed below is not a
songbird?
a.
b.
c.
d.
A quail
A warbler
A finch
A robin
16. Which bird listed below is a
wading bird?
a.
b.
c.
d.
A sparrow
A toucan
A heron
A vulture
Part 2 Matching
Match the beak or foot with the correct bird
or description. Write the letter of the beak
or foot on the line provided.
17. ____ Sparrow
18. ____ Designed to grab prey
19. ____ Designed for swimming
20. ____ Designed to chisel wood
21. ____ Eagle
22. ____ Heron
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
a
d
e
f
c
b
23. What are the
characteristics of
woodpeckers?
A woodpecker has a
chisel like beak, toes
that point backward
and forward, and
stiffened tail feathers.
24. Draw a feather, and label the
parts.
25.Explain how the
structure of a bird’s
food is related to its
function, and give
an example.
The type of foot a bird has influences its habits and,
in some cases, how it captures its food. For example,
hawks have strong feet equipped with sharp talons
that enable them to grasp and kill living prey.
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