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Another BirdNote Quiz

Can you tell what the bird is by just hearing it?

This quiz features
- an American Robin ...
- an Olive-sided Flycatcher, like this one ...
- a Red-tailed Hawk ...
- a Steller's Jay, which you're most likely to hear west of the Rockies ...
- and a Blue Jay, usually seen east of the Rockies.

Full Transcript

Transcript: 

BirdNote®

Another BirdNote Quiz

Written by Chris Peterson

This is BirdNote!
Do you like to guess the bird before we identify it? Then here’s a short quiz for you. OK, here we go:
Bird One: [Song of the American Robin] Yes, that’s the song of the American Robin.
Bird Two: [Call of the Olive-sided Flycatcher] The Olive-sided Flycatcher. In a few weeks, these flycatchers will leave for their wintering grounds in South and Central America.
 All right, here comes Bird Three: [Cry of the Red-tailed Hawk] Yup, that’s the cry of a Red-tailed Hawk soaring overhead.
How about this one? [Call of the Steller’s Jay] Did you answer “Blue Jay?” Uh-uh! Nope, this is the Steller’s Jay. If you’re west of the Rocky Mountains, you’re most likely to hear the Steller’s Jay. East of the Rockies, you’ll hear the Blue Jay. [Call of Blue Jay]
And did you know that many birds have dialects, just like people do? But that’s for another day….
How’d you do?
Let’s run through them again:
[Song of the American Robin] American Robin…
[Call of the Olive-sided Flycatcher] Olive-sided Flycatcher…
[Cry of the Red-tailed Hawk] Red-tailed Hawk…
[Call of the Steller’s Jay] Steller’s Jay, and [Call of Blue Jay] Blue Jay.
For BirdNote, I’m Michael Stein.
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Bird sounds provided by The Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. American Robin song recorded by W.L. Hershberger. Red-tailed Hawk call recorded by L.J. Peyton. Olive-sided Flycatcher call by T.G. Sander. Steller's Jay call by W.W.H. Gunn.  Blue Jay recorded by M. Medler.
Producer: John Kessler
Executive Producer: Chris Peterson
© 2012 Tune In to Nature.org   August 2012   Narrator: Michael Stein

ID# 081706quizKPLU    quiz-02b

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