Bird Quiz Quickie…We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to SVBC President-Emeritus Alison Wickwire Olivieri for correctly identifying our Bird Quiz Quickie.  The bird pictured below is a Pale-breasted Spinetail (Synallaxis albescens).

Note the faint eye stripe and particularly the very diagnostic tail configuration; hence the name Spinetail.

FYI: Some folks have mentioned the rather poor quality of this photograph, making identification a challenge.  In the field, birds rarely pose fully exposed and in full sunlight.  These Bird Quiz Quickies will regularly include photographs of less-than-perfect composition.  But there will always be visual clues to aid in identification.  In birding, we live by the motto: ‘If it was easy, it wouldn’t be any fun.’

(photo courtesy of Sarah Beeson-Jones)

PB Spinetail