Though there is a long history of diabolical quizzes on 10,000 Birds it has been quite some time since we had one.   And though I have great confidence in those who faithfully follow the blog I think this one quiz might be a bit too diabolical for even the most knowledgeable of 10,000 Birds readers.  To make it a bit easier I’ll say that all shots were taken in New York City this December.  The rules of the quiz are as the same as ever: list the birds you think are in each photo in the comments, using the exact common name for each species.  For example, if you think a bird is a sparrow make sure you specify which species of sparrow it is, like a Seaside Sparrow or an American Tree Sparrow.  The person who gets the most correct answers will win a lifer per month in 2010 and if you read this post and don’t try to identify the birds in the pictures you will not see a lifer for at least six months.  An answer post will go up sometime after Christmas but before the New Year.

Diabolical to the Extreme! Quiz Pic 1

Diabolical to the Extreme! Quiz Pic 2

Diabolical to the Extreme! Quiz Pic 3

Diabolical to the Extreme! Quiz Pic 4

Diabolical to the Extreme! Quiz Pic 5

Good luck and I’ll see you in the comments!

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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.