Each label in the photo above points to a feather group associated with the wings. In the quiz below, choose the correct name for that labeled feather group.
Bird Topography: Wings 3
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The feathers labeled 1 are the:
Question 1 Explanation:
The scapulars grow from the shoulder (think scapula) and curve back and down to cover the base of the wing. They form an oval just above the wing coverts and below the mantle feathers. Compare the pattern and orientation of the scapular feathers with the feathers above and below. Also notice the difference in texture between the more fluffy scapulars (and mantle) and the more sturdy-looking and streamlined wing coverts below.
The feathers labeled 2 are the:
The feathers labeled 3 are the:
The feathers labeled 4 are the:
The feathers labeled 5 are the:
The feathers labeled 6 are the:
Identify the species of the subject bird (the big one).
Identify the species of the two smaller birds. They are two different species, and you need to select both from the answers below.
Once you are finished, click the button below. Any items you have not completed will be marked incorrect.
There are 8 questions to complete.
4 thoughts on “Quiz on Bird Topography: Wings 3”
Love these quizzes! Keep them coming!
good learning device, sadly don’t know as much as I had hoped 😉
I liked that; what a great learning tool. Let’s do another one