Congratulations to the gifted, speedy and powerful
Dorothy MacKinnon for solving Bird Jumble #3! Here are the jumbles and the answers:
The Challenging 3:
an ox nipples = Plain Xenops
cop mom on too = Common Potoo
darkest amity = Masked Tityra
The Easier 3:
one pig = pigeon
law owls = swallow
bitter nuns = sunbittern
The Local Name 3:
daring loon = golondrina
orangest = sargento
boob = bobo
We may be able to squeeze out ONE MORE jumble…in a couple of days.
Green Honeycreeper and Silver-throated Tanager photo courtesy of somebody with a camera.
Once again, here are last week’s Bird Jumbles followed by the answers:
large reactants = Scarlet Tanager
a noodle pro = Oropendola
bison poll = Spoonbill
a big drifter = Frigatebird (isn’t that one elegant?)
quick color user = Squirrel Cuckoo
camel cat wars = Scarlet Macaw
taco tune = Toucanet
porn guy died = Ruddy Pigeon
And the tie-breaker: chocolaty hurdler = Clay-colored Thrush
Hope you had some fun with this one.
Bird Jumble #3-Extravaganza!
Below you will see 3 jumbled bird names in three separate categories:
Challenging (tough ones)–Easier (but not easy)–Local Names (local bird names jumbled)
#1. an ox nipples
#2: cop mom on too
#3: darkest amity
#1: one pig
#2: law owls
#3: bitter nuns
#3: daring loon
Good luck and have fun!
photo courtesy of Alison Olivieri
Here’s your next challenge; Bird Jumble #2. Again, rearrange the letters below to make the name of bird that can be found within an hour or two from San Vito.
Following those jumbled letters, the parenthesis lets you know how many words there are in the solved puzzle.
large reactants (two words) a noodle pro (one word) bison poll (one word) a big drifter (one word) quick color user (two words) camel cat wars (two words) taco tune (one word) porn guy died (two words)
Tie Breaker: chocolaty hurdlers (three words)
‘Mixed Up Birds’, our challenging new game will now be known as ‘Bird Jumble’ (thanks to Alison Olivieri).
The winners of Bird Jumble #1, submitted at almost at the exact same time:
The speedy and powerful Georgea Badilla and the patient and tenacious Jo Davidson. Congratulations to you both.
Here are the correct answers to Bird Jumble #1:
brawler = warbler the calf cry = flycatcher greet = egret brand it = antbird dumb grin him = hummingbird aqua rep = paraque i amount = tinamou serf hiking = kingfisher a garnet = tanager a man ink = manakin Tie-breaker Challenge: GRACIOUS QUOTIENT = Turquoise Cotinga
Please see our page for Bird Jumble #2 tomorrow.
Cabin fever getting to you? Tired of counting the flowers on the wallpaper?
The San Vito Bird Club is here for you with a fun new, new, new contest!
We call it
‘MIXED UP BIRDS’.
Below you will see ten birds that are found around here…but the letters have been all mixed up. Your job is to rearrange the letters into the correct bird name.
erased tee = Seedeater
Some may be quite easy, others not so much. As a tie-breaker, an eleventh bird is included at the bottom This one could be much harder (hint: it is two words). Good luck!
Send your answers to:
Esta usted cansado de contar las flores en su fondo de pantalla?
El Club de Aves de San Vito tiene una concurso nuevo y divertido!
“Pajaros Mezclados”/Mixed Up Birds
Abajo hay diez nombres de pajaros comun de Coto Brus; pero las letras son mezclan. El objecto es cambiar las letras a nombre del pajaro.
erased tee = Seedeater
Muy buena suerte! Tambien hay #11 que es mas dificil de las otras (es dos palabras).
Envia sus repuestas a:
brawler the calf cry greet brand it dumb grin him aqua rep i amount serf hiking a garnet A man ink
#11: Tie-breaker Challenge: GRACIOUS QUOTIENT
(photo courtesy of Jean-Philippe Thelliez. This bird is
not one of the answers.)
Congratulations to the following SVBC members for correctly identifying our Quiz Bird for Sept 11, 2019 as, the
Costa Rican Brush Finch:
Julie Wooley–Randall Jimenez–Christopher Stamp–Jean-Phillippe Thelliez
The Costa Rican Brush Finch (
Arremon costaricensis) is primarily a secretive ground dwelling or dense understory bird. Similar Coto Brus birds: Black-stripped Sparrow, Orange-billed Sparrow.
What visual clues did our Quiz Bird photo offer to ensure a proper ID?
All white throat.
Thick black mask (only partially seen in quiz photo).
Thank you all for participating. Complete photo of the Costa Rican Brush Finch shown below; courtesy of Gail-Hewson Hull.
This month’s Quiz Bird is shown below, in a slightly edited version, to make identification more challenging.
If you can identify this bird, send your answer to:
(photo courtesy of Gail Hewson-Hull; taken at Finca Cantaros, San Vito)
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.
FYI: Send your photos that may serve as a challenging Quiz Bird to:
Unlike most of our Quiz Bird photos, this photo is perfectly composed, lighted and framed. You can clearly see every aspect of this Quiz Bird!
However, to see this bird you must leave San Vito and go up, up, up into higher altitudes. Look around stands of bamboo, fairly close to the ground and you may spot the beautiful…???
Send your answers to:
(photo courtesy of John Missing, forwarded from Gail Hull)
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).
Plus, no one (not even those wacky taxonomists) has ever really known what to call it. Not long ago it was known as the Thrushlike Schiffornis and before that it was thought to be some sort of Manakin
Is it a Flycatcher? Is it a Becard? Is it a Manakin? Is it a Thrush? Nope. It is our one-and-only Northern Schiffornis.
(photo courtesy of Randall Jimenez)