May 1, 2017

Endemic Bird Day: Quiz 2 and answer to Quiz 1

We’re getting closer to the Endemic Bird Day 2017, and it’s time for the second quiz of the Endemic Bird Day quiz series!

But first, here’s the answer to quiz 1:

Bristled Grassbird

© Nitin Kumar (Checklist)


a. Distribution – a highly nomadic bird, it has been recorded in the winters from across the country but in breeding season, it appears to be highly concentrated in the plains of N and NW India.

b. Prominent feature – the bird gets its name from the distinctive bristles at the base of its bill.

c. Behaviour and habitat – the Bristled Grassbird is a bird of open grasslands and reedbeds, and its distinctive zig-zagging flight and parachuting display while singing is often the first giveaway of its presence.

Congrats to the following for getting it right:

Pankaj Gupta, Ashwin Viswanathan, Melvin Jaison, Nimish Subramaniam, Tanmay Subramaniam, Krishna Murthy, Amitayu Dey, Chetna Sharma, Dr Nilay Desai, Aravind Amirtharaj, Vivek Puliyeri, Mohit Aggarwal, Ritvik Singh, Shashank Birla, Kavi Nanda, Aditya Nayak, Savithri Singh, Pradnyavant Mane, Ajay Gadikar, Swetashree Purohit, Neel Gadikar, Akshay Surendra, Shanmugam Kalidass, Vaidehi Gunjal, Vidhya Sundar

And finally, on to quiz 2. Below are the clues:

Submit your answer below:

Please do not post the answer in the comments section 🙂

The answer to quiz 2 and the question for quiz 3 will be revealed on Thursday – 04 May 2017.

Map and clipart acquired from eBird and


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