Quiz 38: More feathers, and a prize

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More Upperparts feathers

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Question 1
The species is:
A
House Finch
B
Northern Waterthrush
C
Savannah Sparrow
D
Pine Siskin
Question 1 Explanation: 
The fact that it's sticking its head completely into a feeder eliminates waterthrush and Savannah Sparrow, it can only be a finch. The crisp streaking and faint yellowish edges on the wing and tail feathers make this a siskin.
Question 2
The feathers marked A are the:
A
Nape
B
Scapulars
C
Greater Coverts
D
Mantle
Question 2 Explanation: 
The mantle feathers grow on the center of the back, forming streaks aligned with the body.
Question 3
The feathers marked B are the:
A
Greater coverts
B
Secondaries
C
Scapulars
D
Mantle
Question 3 Explanation: 
The scapulars grow out and down from the shoulder and overlap the base of the wing. In this photo the difference in the angle of mantle and scapular feathers is very clear.
Question 4
The feathers marked C are the:
A
Greater coverts
B
Scapulars
C
Secondaries
D
Lesser coverts
Question 4 Explanation: 
The greater secondary coverts form a rectangular panel angled across the forward half of the wing. Here they are dark with pale tips that form a wingbar, and farther forward on the wing you can see the narrow pale tips of the median coverts forming another wingbar.
Question 5
The feathers labeled D are the:
A
Primaries
B
Rump
C
Scapulars
D
Secondaries
Question 5 Explanation: 
The secondaries of songbirds are most of the rear half of the folded wing, behing the greater coverts. On Pine Siskin they have pale edges towards their tips, but the base is all dark forming a dark band just behind the greater coverts. The primaries are just visible below them and form the long point of the wing.
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3 thoughts on “Quiz 38: More feathers, and a prize”

  1. It’s always instructive to have your attention focused on details such as feathers and other bird parts, habits and habitats.

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