Birdsong test: can you tell these birds from their songs?

  • 13 January 2014
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Test yourself with our birdsong quiz

A survey suggests most people don't know how to tell common British birds by their songs.

BBC Gardener's World magazine ran an online test for their viewers and more than a thousand people took part.

They had to listen to an audio track of different birds found in the UK.

Only 11% of them could identify the call of a blue tit, a quarter managed to recognise a robin's song and 30% correctly guessed the song of a house sparrow.

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Blackbird song was recognised by less than a third.

The only bird whose song was identified by more than half was the wood pigeon.

Get a pen and paper and have a go at the Newsround quiz. Good luck!