Sunday Quiz – Baby Birds

Juvenile blackbird (Turdus merula) (Photo by Anne Burgess)

Dear Readers, I’m being a little bit premature here, but very shortly the trees and shrubs will be full of juvenile birds, some of which look very unlike their parents. Your mission this week is to match the species of the birds to the photographs. I’ve published the photos at a smaller size in this week to reduce all the scrolling up and down, but let me know if this is an improvement (or not :-))

So, if you think that the bird in Photo 1 is a siskin, your answer is 1) A)

As usual, you will have until 5 p.m UK time on Friday (8th April) to post your answers in the comments, and I will disappear them as soon as I see them. The results will be posted on Saturday 9th April.


List of Species

A) Siskin (Carduelis spinus)
B) Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)
C) Great Tit (Parus major)
D) Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus)
E) Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
F) Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula)
G) Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)
H) Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)
I) Dunnock (Prunella modularis)
J) Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
K) Blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
L) Blackcap (Sylvia atricapella)

Photo One by Paco Gómez from Castellón, Spain, CC BY-SA 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons


Photo Two by Charles J. Sharp, CC BY-SA 3.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons


Photo Three by Tristan Ferne, CC BY 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons


Photo Four by Christine Matthews 


Photo Five by Tristan Martin at


Photo Six by Mike Prince from Bangalore, India, CC BY 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons


Photo Seven by Ken Billington, CC BY-SA 3.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons


Photo Eight by John Queen at


Photo Nine by Peter Trimming, CC BY 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons


Photo Ten by Stevie Clarke at


Photo 11 by Eero Kiuru at


Photo 12 by Marek Szczepanek, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons



8 thoughts on “Sunday Quiz – Baby Birds

  1. Rosalind Atkins

    We have managed to get our act together this week, so here is our considered attempt to match baby birds with their adults:

    1) D
    2) G
    3) L
    4) K
    5) I
    6) J
    7) H
    8) C
    9) B
    10) A
    11) F
    12) E

    Thanks for another fun quiz!
    Mark & Rosalind


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