Last Week's Quiz:
How to Identify:While most people were able to quickly figure out that this is a species of sparrow, figuring out which species was much trickier. This sparrow shows fine streaking on the sides which helps us eliminate a lot of species. It also has a white throat, malar, and eye-ring. This photo also shows a feature that is rarely seen on this species when it is not in flight, rufous lesser coverts. All of these features lead us to identify this bird as a Vesper Sparrow.
Next Quiz:The final quiz in the December series can be found here: http://nuttybirder.com/BirdQuiz/birdquiz.html#.UM_kKm9z6So.