Find the Greater Secondary Coverts These are some of my digiscoped photos from a recent trip to Belize, all taken at the fantastic Black Rock Lodge. On each photo body parts are labeled with letters, and your challenge is to identify the greater secondary coverts on each bird. Good luck!
The three photos below show a Song Sparrow as it turns its head. Your challenge is to locate the plumage marking known as the lateral throat stripe in each photo. Photos ©David Sibley. Sep 2012, Concord MA.
Here is a new quiz about the topography of the upperparts of a large songbird.
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.
Today’s quiz features a bonus And we have a winner – Congratulations to Nicholas! Thanks to all who entered. Watch for another quiz giveaway in the near future. Everyone who submits a perfect score by 9 PM Eastern Time on Thursday May 24th, will be entered in a drawing to win a prize. The prize […]
Test your knowledge of bird feather topography with the questions below.
I was musing on the value of learning bird topography this morning, wondering why it is so important to know the greater coverts and supercilium and all the rest. The easy answer is that it gives us a framework to describe the color patterns of birds, but I think there’s even more to it than […]
Update: Congratulations to Vjera, the winner of this week’s prize drawing! Thanks to all who entered. Watch for another giveaway next week. The quiz prize drawing is back for another round If you get all three questions correct, be sure to click the “Get Results” button at the end of the quiz and submit your […]
This week’s quizzes are looking at some warblers, in anticipation of the spring migration (which is already in full swing in some parts of the country). With thanks, again, to Brian E. Small for providing the beautiful photos. You can see lots more at his website.