So you think you know our warbler from your finch, your gull from your tern, your lesser goldfinch from your ... morer goldfinch? Impress friends and fowl alike by acing this backyard bird quiz.
The pretty yellow-orange bird likes chilling in palms.
The Carolina chickadee is grey.
Although black and turkey vultures do hang out together.
I mean, who doesn't back off when confronted with puke?
Hardly seems fair, to the backyard birder.
Yup, next time you're whistling or making weird guttural noises at a bird, you'll be pishing.
The flock might also sharply tweet at you.
It's pretty much impossible to identify them, unless you're some kind of crazy bird genius.
Unlike other owls, you might hear the barred owl calling during the day.
Anna's hummingbird sticks close to the West Coast; Anna must not live far from the beach as well?
However, the call is rarely heard in general.
If you're looking for bird that might pass for Satan's pet, the bronzed cowbird is your guy.
A good rhythm section
Columba livia, for those who want to practice their Latin
Nope, it came over with Eastern Europeans.
Females are never red, and males are only red during breeding season.
I wouldn't call a hulking stranger a yellow-bellied sapsucker, however.
It's grey crest makes for a nice little hairdo.
Alternate question: What backyard bird is most likely to make you run screaming from its annoying call?
The male mallard duck has the metallic green head.
Okay, you deserve an easy one.
And they'll all try to steal your picnic from you.
The red-tailed hawk is prone to albinism.
The cute little plume looks like the kind of fascinator a fancy British person would wear to a royal wedding.
The iridescent blue/green can be seen in some light.
"Lesser" describes the somewhat smaller size, and isn't a judgment on the bird.
Hawkwind is a heavy metal act from the United Kingdom.
The goose was a North American native, but has made its way to Europe.
You'll probably hear both of them in your backyard, too.
If you see the small, yellow or olive warbler in a pine, it just may be the pine warbler.