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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



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.
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   August 2012   Narrator: Michael Stein

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