Quiz 42: More topography of the upperparts

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Here is another quiz showing a bird viewed from behind, with questions about the feather groups that are visible. Notice how the contours of the back define the feather groups.

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More feather topography

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Question 1
The feathers labeled 1 are:
A
nape
B
rump
C
scapulars
D
mantle
Question 2
The feathers labeled 2 are the:
A
mantle
B
scapulars
C
greater coverts
D
rump
Question 3
The feathers labeled 3 are the:
A
scapulars
B
uppertail coverts
C
rump
D
mantle
Question 4
The feathers labeled 4 are the:
A
secondaries
B
uppertail coverts
C
rump
D
scapulars
Question 5
The species is:
A
Northern Cardinal
B
Black-headed Grosbeak
C
American Robin
D
Eastern Bluebird
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2 thoughts on “Quiz 42: More topography of the upperparts”

  1. David,

    It looks like question 4 points to what many of us refer to as tertials. Technically, they are inner secondaries, but my first impulse was to look for tertials… Great quiz, as always! ~Matthew

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