Sunday Quiz – Rare Birds – The Answers

Title Photo by sighmanb, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Capercaillie (Tetrao urugallus) – 174 lekking males in 2019, 49% decrease over 22 years (Title Photo)

Dear Readers, we a great collection of answers this week, with Anne, Fran and Bobby Freelove and Mike from Alittlebitoutoffocus all getting 16 out of 16 and Rayna getting 12.5 out of 16, in spite of my confusing things by having two entries at number 5 :-). And this without me making it multiple choice! I must find something trickier for tomorrow, clearly 🙂

1) Whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus) Photo by Andreas Trepte, CC BY-SA 2.5 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5&gt;, via Wikimedia Commons

2) Common scoter (Melanitta nigra) Photo by Jason Thompson, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

3) Turtle dove (Streptopelia turtur) Photo by By Yuvalr – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16798749

4) Corn crake (Crex crex) Photo by Isle of Man Government, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

5) a) Common crane (Grus grus) Photo by By Andreas Trepte – Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=39163967

5) b)  Slavonian grebe (Podiceps auritus) Photo by Steve Garvie from Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

6) Red-necked phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) Photo by Andreas Trepte, CC BY-SA 2.5 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5>, via Wikimedia Commons

7) Mediterranean gull (Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) Photo by Martin Olsson (mnemo on en/sv wikipedia and commons, martin@minimum.se)., CC BY-SA 3.0 <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>, via Wikimedia Commons

8) Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) Photo by Gareth Rasberry, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

9) Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus) Photo by Radovan Václav from Circus cyaneus | Hen harrier, male, adult, SW Slovakia, Dec … | Radovan Václav | Flickr

10) Lesser spotted woodpecker (Dryobates minor) Photo by Sanja Šumanović, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

11). Red-backed shrike (Lanius collurio) Photo by By Antonios Tsaknakis – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=59341129

12) Willow tit (Poecile montanus) Photo by © Francis C. Franklin / CC-BY-SA-3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

13) Bearded tit (Panurus biarmicus) Photo by Airwolfhound from Hertfordshire, UK, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

14) Black redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) Photo by Harvinder Chandigarh, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

15) Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes) Photo by Mikils, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

 

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