Monday, November 12, 2012

Answer to Bird Quiz #151: Painted Redstart

This week's bird quiz turned out to be trickier than I had anticipated. We had a lot of right answers and many people still have a shot at winning this series of quizzes!

Last Week's Quiz:

How to Identify:

This quiz proved to be pretty challenging. A lot of this bird is obstructed by vegetation but there are some good field marks that we can see. We can see that this bird has a thin short bill, a huge white wing patch, some reddish orange color on the belly, and some white on the tail. If you look really closely at the head, you can also see a very narrow lower eye-arc. The thin bill and the location and size of the wing patch should help us eliminate a lot of species including both towhees and Baltimore and Orchard Oriole. The only bird that fits the rest of this description is a Painted Redstart.

Next Quiz:

The third quiz in this series of quizzes can be found at


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