It has been a long time since I’ve put up a diabolical identification quiz. Too long, in fact. In order to get back into the swing of things I thought I would start small, with just one image. Do you know what the bird in the image below is? If so, share your answer in the comments! If you get it right you be lauded by all of birder-kind and are guaranteed to succeed on your next twitch. If you get it wrong we will point and laugh. If you have taken the time to read this and you don’t guess you will trip over your own feet and fall down and smash your binoculars. So you better put your best guess in the comments!

I think that there is more than enough of the bird in this photo to make an educated guess. Good luck! DIABOLICAL!!!

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.