Jo Davidson, Terri Peterson and Alison Olivieri all correctly identified our June 7th Quiz Bird as the…
Well done. And Ms. Peterson also chipped in with a very good point; not too long ago the Wrenthrush had a MUCH prettier name–the Zeledonia. So look for the beautiful Wrenthrush next time you’re up in the higher altitudes.
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This was a difficult Quiz Bird. We did have one correct guess on Facebook from the great and powerful Gabriel Calvo, who correctly identified the…NORTHERN SCHIFFORNIS.
I often refer the Northern Schiffornis as a ‘birder’s bird’, due its rather monotonous plumage, sluggish behavior and secretive lifestyle. The Northern Schiffornis definitely does not fall into the ‘charismatic’ category. But it has a jolly good song! Click in the ‘Listen’ button in the lower right of the screen (below).
Congratulations to the great and powerful Randall Jimenez for submitting the first correct answer to our April 2019 Quiz Bird.
Randall (from the Pajareros del Sur) correctly identified the Cooper’s Hawk. This medium-sized Accipiter hawk is occasionally seen in San Vito during its migration north.
We also had guesses of Sharp-shinned Hawk. The ‘Sharpie’, though slightly smaller than the Cooper’s, looks very, very similar. The most significant difference between the two species is the rounded tail of the Cooper’s Hawk; the Sharp-shinned has a squared off distal end of the long tail. (see below)
Again, please join me in congratulating Randall Jimenez.