I somehow think that this quiz will not be diabolical enough.  Or maybe it will be too diabolical.  I tend to misjudge these things, especially when my diabolicalibrator is in the shop.  Anyway, you know the drill.  Identify the birds in each picture in the comments.  First to get them all right wins the eternal respect of all who read 10,000 Birds and will get the second new species of bird discovered by Mike, Corey, or Charlie named after them.  Don’t forget the curse of the diabolical quiz: if you click and look and don’t guess in the comments you will never again see a life bird.  So if you are reading this you better get guessing!

Here is your one and only hint: all of these pictures were taken in Queens, NY, in the last week.

If you would like, it certainly couldn’t hurt to explain the reasoning (or lack thereof) behind your identifications.  Good luck!

Keep your eyes on the comments here because if the quiz turns out too difficult I’ll drop some clues, and, eventually, the answer will be in the comments as well…that is, if I remember what birds these are!

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.