WONDER #1353: How Do Birds Know Which Way Is South?

Question 1 of 3

What is the highly-magnetic mineral that some birds have in their brains that can help guide them using Earth’s magnetic field?

  1. magnetite
  2. iron
  3. copper
  4. gold

Question 2 of 3

During the day, birds can use the position of what to determine their direction?

  1. Sun
  2. Moon
  3. Saturn
  4. clouds

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following is NOT something most birds use to help navigate during migration?

  1. constellations
  2. landscape features, such as roads and rivers
  3. Earth\'s magnetic field
  4. compass

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