Module C8. Initial training, manning and weight management (instructor version) Quiz

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  1. Hawks in training are tethered to perches because….1
  2. What is the main reason for hooding a falcon during initial training?1
  3. You receive a new 15 week old parent-reared hawk. What is the best feeding regime during the first week or so?1
  4. Weight is the best indicator of a hawk’s condition. Which statement is correct1
  5. Young hawks need more careful feeding because..1
  6. Why is it important to know whether your hawk has ‘cast’ when weighing her?1
  7. It is good practice to ensure that a young hawk is at her maximum weight when she is first taken in hand for training. What is this weight called?1
  8. Why is fresh drinking water extra important during weight loss management of food?1
  9. How can you tell when your hawk is under her flying weight?1
  10. Many experienced Falconers recommend that initial handling and manning takes place in a room with very low light. Why is this?1
  11. How should you try to control the early training sessions?1
  12. Which is the first important step in the manning process?1
  13. Your hawk is now jumping a full leash length to your glove. What should you do next?1
  14. The flying area where you use a creance should be free from long vegetation. Why is this?1
  15. You are about to fly your hawk free for the first time but you feel she is a bit under weight. What should you do?1
  16. You live in an urban area where there is a large park. Is this suitable as an initial training ground?1
  17. You are trying to improve the fitness of a newly trained Harris Hawk. Which of these methods are best?1
  18. Compare a young socially imprinted Goshawk and a parent-reared Goshawk of the same age. Which is likely to be easier to train initially?1
  19. What is washed meat?1
  20. When assessing the condition of a bird of prey you should..1
  21. A bird of prey loses fat and gains muscle as it becomes fitter. What is likely to happen to its weight over the period?1
  22. Your bird of prey has flown well in very windy conditions for several hours. How should you feed her that day1
  23. A falconer training a Goshawk might encourage it to fly from the ground to his raised fist. Why might he be doing this?1
  24. How can you tell when your hawk is approaching her flying weight?1
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