Sunday Quiz – Love A Duck!

Shelduck at East India Docks

Good morning Readers! Here is your Sunday Quiz. I think that our ducks are some of our most underrated birds for sheer good looks – the males are often magnificent, and the females, though their colouration is more subdued, often have a subtle beauty all of their own.

For Part One, can you identify the species of the handsome drake in the photo? And for Part Two, can you match the duck to the drake? Simple, huh?

As usual, pop your answers in the comments if you want to be marked (not compulsory!) If you don’t want to be influenced by those who’ve already had a go, write your answers down first on a piece of paper (or on a slate if you’re as old as I am).

Ready? Ok, let’s go!

Part One

Here are some very handsome male ducks. Can you match the photo to the name? So, if you think drake 1 is a smew, your answer is 1)a.

Possible answers:

a) Smew

b) Teal

c) Eider

d) Goldeneye

e) Tufted duck

f) Mallard

g) Wigeon

h) Gadwall

i) Shoveler

j) Pochard

By Bengt Nyman - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49064212

1)

Tony Hisgett from Birmingham, UK / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

2)

AshishTripurwar / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

3)

Andreas Trepte / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)

4)

DickDaniels (http://carolinabirds.org/) / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

5)

Dr. Raju Kasambe / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

6)

Andreas Trepte / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)

7)

Ross Elliott / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

8)

DickDaniels  (http://carolinabirds.org/) / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

9)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sbern/ / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

10)

Part Two

Same thing, but for ducks! What species do these lovely ladies belong to? I think this is pretty tricky, but here’s a hint – the shape and colour of the beak is often the key to identification.

So, if you think duck 11) is a wigeon, your answer is 11)g

Possible answers:

a) Smew

b) Teal

c) Eider

d) Goldeneye

e) Tufted duck

f) Mallard

g) Wigeon

h) Gadwall

i) Shoveler

j) Pochard

Josephus37 / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

11)

Alpsdake / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

12)

Andreas Trepte / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)

13)

Kyores / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)

14)

DickDaniels (http://carolinabirds.org/) / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

15)

Photo by Laitche / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

16)

Tony Hisgett from Birmingham, UK / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

17)

Mehmet Karatay / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

18)

Thomas Quine / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

19)

Tony Hisgett from Birmingham, UK / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

20)

Have fun! Answers will be posted on Tuesday, so if you want to be marked, please get your answers in before 5 p.m. UK time on Monday.

 

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “Sunday Quiz – Love A Duck!

  1. Fran & Bobby Freelove

    a, 9, 17
    b, 5, 11
    c, 8, 19
    d, 10, 18
    e, 7, 13
    f, 1,14
    g, 4,16
    h, 2, 20
    i, 3, 15
    j, 6, 12

    Reply
  2. Anne

    With a whole lot of guessing:
    1. f -14; 2.g -16; 3. i -15; 4. h -20; 5. b -11; 6. j -12; 7. e -13; 8. c -19; 9. a – 17; 10. d -18

    Reply
  3. Fran & Bobby Freelove

    I think we may have put numbers instead of letters, but i’m sure you know what we mean🤞

    Reply
  4. Alittlebitoutoffocus

    That was indeed fun! I knew a few of the drakes (so that helped a little), but pairing them up wasn’t easy. So my best guesses are:
    1 f 14
    2 j 11
    3 i 15
    4 g 20
    5 b 16
    6 h 12
    7 e 18
    8 c 19
    9 a 17
    10 d 13
    🤞🤞

    Reply

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