Monday, February 4, 2013

Answer to Bird Quiz #161 - Pine Warbler

This quiz was our last quiz in our January series and it turned out to be a tough one. There were only nine answers submitted with five of them being correct. Although there were two people that got all of the quizzes correct, they both have received t-shirts already. A random drawing of the second place participants picked Ethan Rising as the winner for January!

Last Week's Quiz:

How to Identify:

Taking into consideration all of the obvious field marks available such as small size, yellow chest, white
wingbars, and yellow spectacles we can quickly limit our options on this bird. The only two species that
show all of these field marks are Yellow-throated Vireo and Pine Warbler. These two species can be
surprisingly similar. The easiest way to differentiate these two species is the blurry streaking on the
upper chest and sides. With our angle on this bird, another feature that can help us differentiate these
two species is the white tail pattern of the Pine Warbler compared to the completely brown tail pattern
of the Yellow-throated Vireo. Due to these two field marks this bird is a Pine Warbler.

Next Quiz:

Our next quiz is our first quiz in our February quiz series. It can be found here:

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