I’ll admit it… you guys are good. Our ID quizzes have evolved over the years to contend with and challenge the arrogant (oh, did I say that?) perspicacity of our readers. Corey is so scared of you eagle-eyed armchair ornithologists that he’s been reduced to posting blurry plumage pics, which many of you still recognize.

But I’m not intimidated by your birding brilliance. As a matter of fact, I’m prepared to offer up a full-body, brightly-lit bird for your ID pleasure. In fact, this waterfowl is even facing the camera, which was held by reader Len Blumin. Len shared this pic with me to share with you. So tell me, what is it?

Tricky duck!

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.