Vulture: Quiz

  
  
  
  

Question 1:
What phylum does Vulture belong to?

Question 2: The word ________ (taken from the German language) does not have a precise meaning in ornithology, and it is occasionally used to refer to a vulture in English, as in some poetry.
United StatesGeierGermanyAustria

Question 3: Vultures are found on every continent except ________ and Oceania.
Kalahari DesertAntarcticaDesertAtacama Desert

Question 4: The New World vultures and condors found in warm and temperate areas of the ________ are not closely related to the superficially similar Accipitridae, but belong in the family Cathartidae, which was once considered to be related to the storks.
AmericasNorth AmericaAmericas (terminology)South America

Question 5: Vulture stomach acid is exceptionally corrosive, allowing them to safely digest putrid carcasses infected with ________, hog cholera, and anthrax bacteria that would be lethal to other scavengers.
Botulinum toxinEpibatidineOnchidalToxiferine

Question 6: A particular characteristic of many vultures is a bald head, devoid of ________.
FeatherFlight featherBirdArchaeopteryx

Question 7: Vultures are scavenging birds, feeding mostly on the carcasses of dead ________.
CtenophoraCnidariaAnimalBilateria

Question 8: The similarities between the two different groups are due to ________.
BirdCountershadingParallel evolutionConvergent evolution

Question 9: The Old World vultures found in Africa, Asia, and Europe belong to the family ________, which also includes eagles, kites, buzzards, and hawks.
Sea eagleButeoninaeAccipitridaeAccipitriformes

Question 10: Research has shown that the bare skin may play an important role in ________.
BirdWarm-bloodedThermoregulationKleptothermy
















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