Thursday, March 26, 2009

Answers: Quiz 9 - Who Am I?

Here are the answers to Quiz #9:

Photo #1
Piping Plover

Shorebirds are always fun to identify. They come in all kinds of sizes and shapes. These are Piping Plovers, the 2 on the left are in winter plumage dark bill, pale back and legs. The plover on the right is in breeding plumage, with bright orange legs, and base of bill and a narrow breast band. Check your field guide and compare to Semipalmated Plover and Snowy Plover.

Photo #2

Black Vulture

The first image is a Black Vulture. Easy to Identify in flight by shape and flight pattern,rapid flapping and short glides. Note short broad wings, short tail, small dark head and pale (white) towards wing tips.

Good birding,

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