As always, the “Just for Fun Avian ID Quiz” is brought to you by Jory Langner, our esteemed Avian Quizmaster.  Jory had a heck of a Thanksgiving and we think the turkey is still having some effect on him…

Rules are the usual, regularly occurring birds in the ABA area (Code 1-3), the question to be answered is at the end of the clues, and the answer will be posted on Saturday (more or less).

Good luck!

  1. Some of the other species you might have on your day list are Fox Sparrow, Wrentit, California Thrasher and Sage Sparrow.
  2. “Finger painted by a toddler”?
  3. Earlier this year, a half dozen eggs of this species sold for about $50.
  4. A Pete Dunn field mark from afar is eerily similar to a song sung by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles (1965), covered famously by Linda Ronstadt (1976) and is ranked #50 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
  5. In the vein of “things you learned while searching for something else”…being that I live in the US and last week was Thanksgiving, I had recently been researching Wild Turkey.


Without mentioning the species, what is interesting about this species migration?

Good Luck!  And stay tuned for 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.