As always, the “Just for Fun Avian ID Quiz” is brought to you by Jory Langner, our esteemed Avian Quizmaster.  This week’s quiz is short and sweet though more clues will be added if it turns out no one can figure it out…we 10,000 Birds bloggers are confident that our readership can “get it in one.”

There is only one clue today.  It is a possibility that the quiz can be solved using this one clue.  If no correct answers are posted, additional clues will be provided until someone figures it out.

As always, the answer is one of the regularly occurring birds in the ABA area (Code 1-3).

Here’s the clue:


QUESTION … What is this species?

EXTRA CREDIT: What is that ‘thing’ and what do they use it for?

Good luck!  And stay tuned for additional clues (if they’re needed) and the answer.

Written by Jory
Jory's first field guide-identified bird was a Northern Cardinal. This turned out to be his gateway drug into birding. In 2007 Jory became the least accomplished birder to see 300 birds in New York State in one year. He has birded the world over but maintains his birding "beginner mind", of which he is inordinately proud. Just ask him. Jory is the 10,000 Birds Avian Quizmaster, coming up with ever more diabolical ways to stump his legion of devoted fans. He lives with his wife and the possessions of his children just outside of Albany NY.