Monday, February 25, 2013

Answer to Bird Quiz #162 - Red-necked Phalarope

It has been several weeks since I have posted a bird quiz due to having limited internet while I was in Hawaii. Since it is the end of the month, we have decided to turn this quiz series into a series of just two quizzes. Almost everyone got the first quiz right so this quiz is a little harder!

Last Week's Quiz:

How to Identify:

The shape of the bird in our id quiz is more distinctive than most.  The duck-like shaped body, with a long neck, small head, and needle-like bill should land you safely in the phalaropes.  From here it gets a bit more difficult but it should still be quickly identifiable.  The black face mask rules out Wilson’s Phalarope and the needle-like bill with a dark base rules out Red Phalarope.  So, we are left with our only other phalarope, the Red-necked Phalarope.

Next Quiz:

The final quiz in our February quiz series is posted here:

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