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Backyard Bird Quiz - Answers

Below are the answers to the Backyard Bird Quiz.  Did you have trouble on the quiz?  Visit our Backyard Bird Guide for pictures, videos, sounds, and additional information about the most common wild birds visiting your bird feeders. 

1. House Finch (male)
quiz 1
Clues: Red restricted to head and upper chest, brown streaking on chest
Similar Species: Cassin's Finch and Purple Finch

2. American Goldfinch (female)
quiz 2 
Clues: Pale yellow-brown coloration, black wings and white wing bars
Similar Species: Lesser Goldfinch

3. Black-capped Chickadee
quiz 3 
Clues: Black cap and throat, white cheeks, greater amount of white on wings compared to Carolina Chickadee
Similar Species: Carolina Chickadee

4. European Starling
quiz 4 
Clues: Purple and green iridescent coloration, long bill, short tail
Similar Species: Brown-headed Cowbird and Common Grackle

5. White-breasted Nuthatch
quiz 5 
Clues: White face and underparts, black or bluie cap, blue-gray back
Similar Species: Red-breasted Nuthatch

6. House Sparrow (female)
quiz 6 
Clues: Gray-brown overall with the top of the head, wings and tail darker brown, lacks streaks on chest
Similar Species: House Finch (female), other sparrows

7. Tufted Titmouse
quiz 7 
Clues: Gray crest, back, and tail, black forehead, orange flanks
Similar Species:

8. Downy Woodpecker (male)
quiz 8 
Clues: Small bill, white spots on wings, white stripe on back, red patch on back of head of males
Similar Species: Hairy Woodpecker

9. Northern Flicker (male)
quiz 9 
Clues: Brown face and throat, red spot on nape, black moustache
Similar Species: Red-bellied and Red-headed Woodpecker

10. Purple Finch (female)
quiz 10 
Clues: Brown above, brown streaking on chest, distinct white eyestripe compared to House Finch female
Similar Species: Cassin's Finch and House Finch

11. Brown-headed Cowbird (female)
quiz 11 
Clues: Gray-brown coloration
Similar Species: Indigo Bunting (female)

12. Red-winged Blackbird (female)
quiz 12 
Clues: Brown above, dense streaks on chest and belly, white eyebrow, reddish-brown throat
Similar Species: Brown Thrasher and sparrows

13. Dark-eyed Junco
quiz 13
 
Clues: Gray head, chest and wings, white belly
Similar Species:

14. Song Sparrow
quiz 14
 
Clues: Brown and gray crown stripes, reddish-brown wings and tail, streaking and central spot on chest
Similar Species: Other sparrows

 

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