It has been quite some time since the last diabolical quiz and this quiz will more than make up for lost time.  Each and every image in this quiz was taken in the last week in Queens, New York.  You will never guess all three images correctly no matter how hard you try.  But if, somehow, you manage to get all three correct then Rick Perry will agree that climate change is happening and is caused by humanity, Michele Bachmann will agree that you can’t pray away the gay, Ron Paul will acknowledge that the gold standard is a dumb idea, and Mitt Romney will worship the Flying Spaghetti Monster.  In other words, the world will end.

As always, put your guesses in the comments.  Use the common names for birds, and number your answers so if you think the first picture is Passer domesticus please write “Picture 1 is a House Sparrow” so we all know who is guessing what bird for what image.  Good luck and may the best birder win!

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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 and Desmond Shearwater. 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.