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Thanks for your support and patience. Stay healthy and keep birding!

Quiz: bird topography

Quiz on Belizean Birds and Greater Coverts

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!

Quiz 54: Head patterns

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.

Quiz 27: More Warblers and Color Patterns

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.

Quiz 26: Warblers and head patterns

This week’s quizzes will be looking at some warblers, in anticipation of the spring migration. With thanks, again, to Brian E. Small for providing the beautiful photos. You can see lots more at his website. You can read more about bird topography in my book Sibley’s Birding Basics.

Quiz 25: Wing patterns

Update: Congratulations to Alvan, the winner of the Backyard Birds poster. Thanks to all who took the quiz and entered. The response was fantastic, and keep watching for another prize giveaway in the near future. Today’s quiz introduces a new feature – a prize! If you get all three questions correct, be sure to click …

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Quiz 24: Wing Patterns

With thanks to the online wing collection of the Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound for allowing the use of their wing photos. With thanks, again, to Brian E. Small for providing the beautiful photos. You can see lots more at his website, and clicking any of his photos links there as well.