Yes, it is time once again for that most dreaded of 10,000 Birds exercises, the Diabolical Bird ID Quiz. This time four small portions of passerines have been selected for your best guesses. The only clues you get are that all the pictures were taken in New York in the month of May. As is the norm for these quizzes your answers should be left in the comments and please make sure to leave the entire name of the birds (for example if you think a bird is a Downy Woodpecker please guess that, not just “woodpecker”). First to get all four correct will get at least one life bird by the end of the year. I promise. And, no, you don’t get to pick which life bird.

Diabolical Quiz 1

diabolical quiz 1

Diabolical Quiz 2

diabolical quiz 2

Diabolical Quiz 3

diabolical quiz 3

Diabolical Quiz 4

diabolical quiz 4

Good luck!

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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.