Dear Readers, this was obviously a busy week for everyone – no one had the time to attempt the whole quiz, but hats off to Anne, who managed to get all ten of the Alpine birds correct! Next week I shall go for something a little more user friendly. Do have a listen to the song of the wallcreeper though, it’s extraordinary….
Dear Readers, here are the answers to Sunday’s quiz.
Part One – Name the Bird
Part Two – Bird calls
I think I’d have recognised the cuckoo, the lesser kestrel and the barn swallow out of this lot, but the rest would have been really tricky. I think the snow ‘finch’ sounds pretty sparrow-y, and the Alpine swift sounds a bit swift-y, but I’d have been stumped by the wallcreeper’s haunting call if I hadn’t been lucky enough to hear it in real life. And don’t eagles always sound a bit feeble considering their size? I always expect them to roar.
i) Photo 2 – Golden eagle
ii) Photo 9 – Snow bunting
iii) Photo 10 – Common cuckoo
iv) Photo 1 – Alpine swift
v) Photo 6 – Wallcreeper
vi) Photo 5 – Barn swallow
vii) Photo 7 – Alpine accentor
viii) Photo 3 – Lesser kestrel
ix) Photo 8 – White-winged snow ‘finch’
x) Photo 10 – Eurasian nutcracker.
Photo One by By Lefteris Stavrakas – Βουνοσταχτάρα Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=66012392
Photo Two by By Jarkko Järvinen – Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44848627
Photo Three by By Shah Jahan – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=66045424
Photo Four by By Original author and uploader was MurrayBHenson at en.wikipedia – Transferred from en.wikipedia, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3708573
Photo Five by By I, Malene, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20612
Photo Six by By Kookaburra 81 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=59192174
Photo Seven by By Paco Gómez from Castellón, Spain – Acentor alpino (Prunella collaris)-2, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10653904
Photo Eight By Andreas Trepte – Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8256392
Photo Nine by Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=276361
Photo Ten by By Cuculus_canorus_vogelartinfo_chris_romeiks_CHR0791.jpg: Vogelartinfoderivative work: Bogbumper (talk) – Cuculus_canorus_vogelartinfo_chris_romeiks_CHR0791.jpg, GFDL 1.2, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16077960
Sound File i) by Stelian Bodnari, XC504827. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/504827.
Sound File ii) by Timo Janhonen, XC514050. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/514050.
Sound file iii) from Bodo Sonnenburg, XC572326. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/572326.
Sound file iv) by Jordi Calvet, XC544109. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/544109.
Sound file v) by Stanislas Wroza, XC569274. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/569274.
Sound file vi) by Alain Verneau, XC560258. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/560258.
Sound file vii) by Jarek Matusiak, XC531036. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/531036.
Sound file viii) by José Carlos Sires, XC388647. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/388647.
Sound file ix) by Stanislas Wroza, XC569246. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/569246.
Sound File x) by Vincent Palomares, XC545508. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/545508.
Well, I am pleased my process of elimination worked – thank you!