This time the answers are arranged randomly, instead of sequentially, and I think this makes it a little harder, since it’s harder to use the range of possible answers as a clue. Suggestions are always welcome.
Estimating numbers in flocks of birds is a skill that birders need to practice, but we rarely get a chance to test ourselves. We see a flock, guess the total number, and write it down. We might be off by a large margin, but we’ll never know. Here is a quiz (and more to come) …
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.
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.
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.