Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Bird Song Quiz #2

It's back for another round!
Thank you to David and Josh for posting replies to the quiz from last week!
They more than aced the quiz, identifying all 4 species I was looking for and more. They also included the times when the birds sang, which was a great idea!

Well done guys and I hope you keep it up because I learned a lot from your comments!

Anyway, if you haven't had a chance to try the Quiz #1 it is below, along with the answers.
But first, here's Quiz #2:


This recording is from New Hampshire, but all the birds in the recording are typical breeding birds of Ontario and Newfoundland (and everywhere in between)!

Clue: I'm looking for 6 additional species along with Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (there are more that I can't quite figure out). Additional clues in the comments section if you want!


Quiz #1:



With answers:

The four birds I was looking for were (and in brackets the first time the bird can be clearly heard):
Alder Flycatcher (0:08)
Nashville Warbler (0:10-0:12)
White-throated Sparrow (0:03-0:05)
Song Sparrow (0:18-0:19)


There were some other bonus species (i.e. I didn't find them until David or Josh pointed them out) including:
Chestnut-sided Warbler (0:16)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (0:30)
American Redstart (this one was difficult but I can convince myself there is one at 0:04 and more clearly at 0:16)


It would be great if others made similar quizzes! It's an easy way to keep the blog going and it would really help me learn :)


2 comments:

  1. Clues:
    Warbler (0:01)
    Warbler (0:15)
    Warbler (0:39)
    Thrush (0:05)
    Crows/Jay/Allies (0:16)
    Sparrow/Buntings (0:08)

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  2. Now that I have some spare time I'll give this a shot! First heard times beside species.

    American Redstart (0.01)
    Hermit Thrush (0.05)
    Magnolia Warbler (0.07)
    White-throated Sparrow (0.08)
    Golden-crowned Kinglet (0.12)
    Northern Waterthrush (0.15)
    Blue Jay (0.16)
    Yellow-rumped Warbler (0.39)

    There is something else calling in the background that I can't quite put my finger on right now...might be a distant cardinal??

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