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.