Below are six ducks in a typical foraging posture, with their heads underwater. See if you can identify the species by their back ends. (All paintings by David Sibley)
Quiz: bird ID
The answer is at the end of the video, and in the text below. It has been a relatively mild winter in Massachusetts, but the blizzard of Feb 2013 put over two feet of snow on the ground, effectively eliminating most of the grassy and weedy habitat sparrows need. In such conditions the plowed edges …
Test your bird identification skills with the three photos below. These three sparrows were all photographed in Concord, MA on 11 Sep 2012. Can you identify the species? Today’s quiz features a bonus Everyone who submits a perfect score by noon Eastern Time tomorrow – Thursday September 13th – will be entered in a drawing …
Here are three more songbirds showing some of the variation in legs and feet. With thanks, again, to Brian E. Small for providing the beautiful photos. You can see lots more at his website.
More examples of the variety of legs and feet – color and structure – that can be found among the small songbirds. With thanks, again, to Brian E. Small for providing the beautiful photos. You can see lots more at his website.