This spring I have probably had more in-your-face wood-warblers than I have ever had before. I am not sure exactly why but I am certainly not complaining. Unfortunately for you, I have gathered up some of the images of these birds, cropped out superfluous parts like faces, legs, and most of the easy field marks. Why? Because it is time for another diabolical identification quiz, in this case, the DIABOLICAL EXTREME CLOSE-UPS OF WOOD-WARBLERS QUIZ!

As has long been the practice for these diabolical quizzes, you are to leave a comment in the comments section with a guess for each of the five images. Please make sure to label your guesses so we know which guess corresponds to which picture. Also, please give the full common name of each bird that you guess. So if you think one of the birds is a Bachmann’s Warbler, please type “Bachmann’s Warbler,” not “warbler” or “BAWA.”

Clues? You get none, other than that all of these birds were photographed in Forest Park, Queens, this spring. Good luck!

Oh, I almost forgot. Those who look at this post and do not guess will suffer through life only seeing female wood-warblers. Those who guess are guaranteed a lifer within three months and the person who gets the most correct will also find a hundred dollars lying on the ground while looking at that lifer. What a contest! Guess! Guess! Guess!

Diabolical Extreme Close-Up Quiz Pic 1

Diabolical Extreme Close-Up Quiz Pic 1

Diabolical Extreme Close-Up Quiz Pic 2

Diabolical Extreme Close-Up Quiz Pic 2

Diabolical Extreme Close-Up Quiz Pic 3

Diabolical Extreme Close-Up Quiz Pic 3

Diabolical Extreme Close-Up Quiz Pic 4

Diabolical Extreme Close-Up Quiz Pic 4

Diabolical Extreme Close-Up Quiz Pic 5

Diabolical Extreme Close-Up Quiz Pic 5

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.