posted September 5th, 2012; last edited September 6th, 2012 –– David Sibley

Quiz 50: Bird topography – upperside

Here is a new quiz about the topography of the upperparts of a large songbird.

Question 1
The feathers marked 1 are the:
A
Scapulars
B
Lesser coverts
C
Mantle
D
Secondaries
Question 2
The feathers marked 2 are the:
A
Scapulars
B
Mantle
C
Greater coverts
D
Lesser coverts
Question 3
The feathers marked 3 are the:
A
Lesser coverts
B
Scapulars
C
Greater coverts
D
Mantle
Question 3 Explanation: 
Tricky, I know, putting scapulars in twice. The scapulars form an oval patch extending from just above the bend of the folded wing, along the whole length of the mantle to the rear of the wing.
Question 4
The feathers marked 4 are the:
A
Greater coverts
B
Secondaries
C
Scapulars
D
Lesser coverts
Question 5
The feathers marked 5 are the:
A
Greater coverts
B
Scapulars
C
Secondaries
D
Primaries
Question 6
The species is:
A
Fish Crow
B
Northwestern Crow
C
Common Raven
D
American Crow
There are 6 questions to complete.

3 comments to Quiz 50: Bird topography – upperside

Leave a Reply

  

  

  

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>