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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #96448: Eggs and birds
    > Other English exercises on the same topic: Animals [Change theme]
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    Eggs and birds


     

    Les Oeufs, Formes et Couleurs


    The Shape (La Forme)



    Spherical (Sphérique)Oval (Ovale)Sharp oval (Ovale pointu)Piriform (Piriforme)

             The Colour (La Couleur)


    → White eggs

     
    Many cave birds or nesting in dark places have white eggs. Their clear color would allow the adults to locate them more easily in the twilight.

    Little owl (Chouette chevêche)Tawny owl (Chouette hulotte)Wood pigeon (Pigeon ramier)Sand martin (Hirondelle de rivage)


    Black redstart (Rouge-queue noir)




    → Speckled eggs
    To certain species, spots are so dense that they can cover almost completely the thorough color.

    Quail (Caille)Lark (Alouette)Sparrow (Moineau)


    → Eggs of uniform tints


    Eggs of some species are characterized by their plain color.


    Pheasant (Faisan)Grey heron (Héron cendré)Starling (Étourneau)Nightingale (Rossignol)Hedge sparrow (Accenteur mouchet)

    → Weakly speckled eggs


    A lot of eggs have spots of varied shape (hurt, streak, spots, marblings), more or less spaced out.


    Elegant goldfinch (Chardonneret élégant)Bullfinch peony (Bouvreuil pivoine)Magpie (Pie bavarde)Moorhen (Poule d'eau)Sparrow hawk (Épervier)

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    1. Which type of eggs have the little owl and the wood pigeon?


    2. Which type of eggs have the sparrow and the quail?


    3. Which type of eggs have the pheasant and the starling?


    4. How many shapes of eggs are there?


    5. Which type of eggs have the talkative magpie and the sparrow hawk?


    6. Of these three propositions, what egg belongs to the category of white eggs?


    7. Of these three propositions, what egg belongs to the category of speckled eggs?


    8. Of these three propositions, what egg belongs to the category of eggs of uniform tints?


    9. Of these three propositions, what egg belongs to of the category of weakly speckled eggs?


    10. What are eggs with a round shape called?










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