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Can You Identify These Common Birds?

Bird nerds, unite!

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This quiz focuses on North American birds. If you're looking for a quiz on the birds of other regions, GET LOST, PAL.

  1. What bird is this?

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    tufted titmouse
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     Northern cardinal
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     red-naped sapsucker
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     ruby-crowned kinglet
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    It's a cardinal, of course!

    The cardinal is so iconic, it's the state bird of SEVEN STATES. Wow!!! Go cardy.

  2. What bird is this?

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    blue jay
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    black-throated blue warbler
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     blue bunting
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     great blue heron
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    This is a blue jay!

    Jays are known for being quite vocal — they sound like they're saying their own name when they call (Jay! Jay!). You'd be a narcissist too if you had feathers that blue.

  3. What bird is this?

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    black-capped gnatcatcher
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    black-and-white warbler
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    black-throated sparrow
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    black-capped chickadee
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    It's the chickadee!

    SO adorbs, right? Chickadees have a lively, sweet call, and they always look dashing in their little black caps.

  4. What bird is this?

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     band-tailed pigeon
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    common ground-dove
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    mourning dove
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     rock pigeon
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    This is the sorrowful mourning dove.

    The mourning dove is closely related to the pigeons you see in NYC. It gets its name from the sad sound of its call.

  5. What bird is this?

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     black phoebe
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    European starling
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     purple martin
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     lark bunting
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    The dastardly European starling!

    What is a EUROPEAN starling doing on a quiz about North American birds, you ask? The starling made its home in America sometime in the 1890s after hitching a ride on cargo ships.

  6. What bird is this?

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    American goldfinch
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     yellow warbler
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     common yellowthroat
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    golden-fronted woodpecker
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    The goldfinch!

    In the winter, this lil' baby trades his bright yellow feathers for more subdued brown ones. So fashionable.

  7. What bird is this?

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    American redstart
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    red-bellied woodpecker
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     red-breasted sapsucker
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    American robin
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    This is the American robin!

    If you're from England you're probably screaming, "THAT'S NOT A ROBIN, YOU LIAR." But it is, I swear! If you see one of these red-bellied babes, you know it's spring here in the old US of A.

  8. What bird is this?

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     barn swallow
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     house finch
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    house sparrow
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     Bewick's wren
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    The humble house sparrow.

    The house sparrow is highly adaptable. It can live in both urban and farming areas! It's like the human of birds, basically.

  9. What bird is this?

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     Northwestern crow
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     scarlet tanager
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     black swift
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    red-winged blackbird
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    The beautiful red-winged blackbird!

    These little guys are bold — they'll attack a larger bird like a crow or a hawk if it gets too close to their nests. Badass!

  10. What bird is this?

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    Northern mockingbird
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     sage thrasher
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     lark sparrow
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     gray catbird
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    This is the mockingbird (please don't kill it though).

    Mockingbirds will adopt the calls of birds in their area. SUCH copycats!

  11. What bird is this?

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     Eastern yellow wagtail
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     little bunting
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    Baltimore oriole
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     black-headed grosbeak
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    This is the most famous oriole: the Baltimore!

    These brightly colored songbirds inspired the baseball team's ~lewks~. Talk about iconic!

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