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Ferruginous Hawk: Quiz


Question 1: In the ________ parts of the range, laying occurs from the latter part of April through late June, whereas farther south laying occurs from about March 20 through mid May.
United StatesUnited KingdomBarbadosCanada

Question 2: The preferred habitat for Ferruginous Hawks are the arid and semiarid grassland regions of ________.
North AmericaAmericas (terminology)AmericasSouth America

Question 3: The Ferruginous Hawk was on the ________'s "Blue List" of species felt to be declining.
Florence Augusta Merriam BaileyJames BondNational Audubon SocietyBirdwatching

Question 4: Piracy – the Ferruginous Hawk has been observed gathering around a hunter shooting prairie ________, and to claim shot "dogs" by flying to them and mantling over them.
Dog breedDogDog healthCoat (dog)

Question 5: Odd items such as paper, rubbish, ________, cornstalks, plastic and steel cable have been incorporated into nests.
Barbed tapeFortificationBarbed wireTrench warfare

Question 6: This is the largest of the buteos and is often mistaken for an ________ due to its size, proportions and behavior.It is also called the ferry hawk, to shorten its name.
Golden EagleBald EagleEagleAquila (genus)

Question 7: The head is white with a dark streak extending behind the ________.
Sensory systemEyeBrainNervous system

Question 8: The countryside is open, level, or rolling prairies; foothills or middle elevation plateaus largely devoid of trees; and cultivated shelterbelts or ________ corridors.
Riparian zoneDrainage basinValleyErosion

Question 9: ________.
Conservation statusEndangered speciesIUCN Red ListExtinction

Question 10: Hovering – using quickened wing beats, often in times of increased ________, the birds will search the ground and drop on the prey.
Precipitation (meteorology)MeteorologyWindThunderstorm


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