Last week, Jory Langner gave us a truly evil Avian ID Quiz. Now, he’s back with another test of your ornithological prowess. Don’t let the title fool you… this one is tough!
Last week’s Avian ID Quiz was apparently a bit too easy. Here’s another quiz just for fun. As before, it is based on interesting tidbits that I have found in various field guides and other birding references.
Try to guess the bird using the fewest clues. The answer, including references, will be given this Saturday.
Here are the clues:
- This bird would be a lifer for me. There was virtually no chance of me recording this bird in my 2007 New York State Big Year.
- “Charming pale plainness”
- Smallest of its “family”
- Tail Bobbing
- Nests regularly in tree cavities
- Mesquite along a desert wash
- EXTRA CREDIT: “The expression is innocent.” This sentence was used in describing this species. What does this mean?
Good luck, and check in on Saturday for the answer!