Thursday, May 17, 2007

quick quiz

1)Backyard Bird Related to the Weaver Finches of Africa-______________

2)This Hawk has a territorial call that is a high, clear, squealing keeyuur, keeyuur -steadily repeated.(according to Sibley)______________

3)This small backyard bird used to be sold in pet stores . ____________

4)Name a bird that is a thrush but does not have the word thrush in its name_________

5)Hint-American Beauty-Pheucticus ludovicianus_____________

6 comments:

Birdfreak said...

#1 - House Sparrow
#2 - Red-shouldered Hawk
#3 - American Goldfinch
#4 - Townsend's Solitaire
#5 - Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Gone Birding... said...

1. House Sparrow
2. Red-shouldered Hawk
3. House Finch (formally Hollywood Finch)
4. Veery
5. Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Cheers
Rich Mooney

Jennifer said...

1 - oriole? (their nests are woven)
2 - red-tailed hawk?
3 - house finch (or purple?)
4 - American Robin? Eastern Bluebird?
5 - huh?

RuthieJ said...

1-House Sparrow
2-Red Shouldered Hawk
3-House Finch
4-Veery
5-Rose Breasted Grosbeak (this one gave me a chuckle, Larry)

Larry said...

Answers-
1-House Sparrow
2-Red-shouldered Hawk-(Sibley description).
3-I was thinking mainly about how house finches were released from pet stores and developed a large population.-May have happened with other birds too.
4-All good answers
5-Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
Thanks for participating!

The Birdfreak Team said...

I only guessed Goldfinch because my grandfather always called them Canaries... Forgot about House Finches.