For the Birds—Riddles
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“For the Birds—Riddles,” Friend, Oct. 2007, 26

Riddles

1. I can swim but can’t fly,

And my walk looks absurd.

Though I look like a butler,

I’m a black-and-white bird.

I am a __ __ __ __ __ __ __ .

2. I call out with a “Whoooo.”

I’m awake through the night.

People say that I’m wise.

I know that they’re right.

I am an __ __ __.

3. I have bright-colored feathers,

I can learn to say words.

Though I talk like a person,

I’m still one of the birds.

I am a __ __ __ __ __ __ .

Answers:

  • 1. penguin 2. owl 3. parrot.