Avian Quiz Feb 18 – Answer
A difficult quiz, no doubt. Harder than the last quiz.
I thought that the clue I made up would give it away. Alas! “What is black and white and red all under?” Clearly not the riddle of my youth “what is black and white and red (read) all over?”. The answers in elementary school were a newspaper and a blushing zebra.
Jory … enough reminiscing! Wake up! Back to the present.
Drum roll please.
The answer is one of my favorite birds. All it takes is a quick glance and you can identify it in a moment. Nothing else looks quite like a BLACK-NECKED STILT.
Quotes this week from Pete Dunne’s Essential Field Guide Companion and The Shorebird Guide, O’Brien, Crossley and Karlson.
Thanks for all who participated.