If previous incarnations of the Diabolical ID Quiz left you scratching your head this one might leave you wanting to cut it right off your shoulders. Female waterfowl, also called hens, are usually drab colors, the better to hide themselves when they are incubating their eggs. They are still beautiful, but in muted tones that nicely compliment their gaudy mates. This drabness makes them a bit trickier to identify when you only have a portion of the bird to work with which is why this quiz might leave you wanting to burn your field guides and give up birding for good. Please feel free to guess wildly, even if you aren’t really sure: even the “experts” will, I’m sure, have a hard time with this quiz.
As with previous quizzes guess in the comments and please indicate to which pictures you are applying your guesses. Also, make sure you use the full common names of the birds (example: if you think picture number two is a teal be specific and write “Picture #2 is a Green-winged Teal“). Good luck and good guessing!
Diabolical Female Waterfowl Quiz Picture Number 1
Diabolical Female Waterfowl Quiz Picture Number 2
Diabolical Female Waterfowl Quiz Picture Number 3
Diabolical Female Waterfowl Quiz Picture Number 4
Diabolical Female Waterfowl Quiz Picture Number 5
I won’t be checking up on answers until at least Monday morning so guess away for the weekend!