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Can you spot the difference? Some of these eggs are made of chocolate

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Answer: C РNestlé Smarties Mini Eggs

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Answer: C – Terry’s White Chocolate Orange Mini Eggs

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Answer: B – Crocodile

Crocodile eggs are white or cream in color and have a slightly elongated or oval shape.

They vary in size depending on the species, but are comparable in size and weight to chicken eggs.

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Answer: A – Guira cuckoo

The Guira cuckoo is a species of cuckoo found in South American countries, including Argentina and Brazil.

Unlike the common cuckoo found in Europe, the Guira cuckoo is non-parasitic, meaning it does not lay its eggs in the nests of other birds for them to raise.

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Answer: C – Cadbury’s Mini Eggs

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Answer: A – Cetti’s singer

Found in Britain, the Cetti’s warbler is a medium-sized warbler found in willow thickets, bogs and nettles.

It is more heard than seen, notable for its loud, bubbling song, according to Wildlife Trusts.

Cetti’s warblers lay 4-5 brick red eggs which are incubated by the female for about 16 to 17 days.

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Answer: A – Guillemot

Murres, also known as ‘flying penguins’, are black and white seabirds often found in droves on the edge of the cliffs.

The colorful appearance of the guillemot (Uria aalge) egg is due to a maternal genetic ability to manipulate pigments.

Variations in appearance allow the guillemot’s parents to recognize their own egg when they return to crowded rock ledges.

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Answer: B – Forest Warbler

This egg belongs to a small bird called the swamp warbler (Acrocephalus palustris), which breeds in Europe and winters in Africa.

The species is a preferred host of the common cuckoo (Cuculus canorus). This means that the warbler’s mother is often tricked into raising the cuckoo’s mother’s chick.

Interestingly, ‘hosts’ of birds, such as the swamp warbler, that fall victim to such tactics are evolving so that markings on their eggs become more apparent, allowing the host mother to tell the difference between their own brood and the invader.

But this in turn has caused the so-called ‘parasitic’ mother to evolve to further mimic the appearance of the host eggs – creating an ‘evolutionary arms race’.

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Answer: A – Quail

The common quail, or European quail, is a small game bird of the pheasant family.

Perhaps more famous than the bird itself are its eggs, which are smaller than chicken eggs but are considered a fashionable alternative in farm shops and restaurants.

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Answer: C – Milk chocolate ‘chicken egg’

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