April 26, 2019

Endemic Bird Day 2019- Crossword Puzzle

This brings us to the end of the 2019 endemic bird day quizzes. Congratulations to the 35 folks who got the quiz 5 right.

Congratulations to the following 35 who got it correct:

Vidhya Sundar, Hareesha AS, Regin Ross, Yogesh Parashar, Harshjeet Singh Bal, Maxim Rodrigues K, Mahathi Narayanaswamy, Tushar Agarwal, Ashok Agarwal, Yogeswarie Sreedharan, Vidhya Swaminathan, Selvaganesh K, Malyasri Bhattacharya, Arun Visweswaran, Swetashree Purohit, Nimish Anil, Amitayu Dey, Ajay Gadikar, Aditya Nayak, Chirag Munje, Steffin Babu, Sheena S, Dhyey Shah, Subhadra Devi, Niyati Kukadia, Malyasri Bhattacharya, Navaneeth Sini George, Regin Ross, Yogesh B, Neel Gadikar, Shuvendu Das, Gaurav PJ, Bhagyashree Kulkarni, Hemanya R. Radadia and an Anonymous birder

The answer to Quiz 5 is Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis.  It is a small bird with slaty-grey upper parts and fulvous white under parts. Usually found in scrubs, gardens and forest clearings-often moving in thickets with its loose longish tail held partially erect while at the same time constantly shaken up and down.  Well seen when it is singing from an exposed perch.

Notice the differences in plumage coloration between the northern race and southern race.


We hope you enjoyed our Bird Quizzes and we promise that there would be many more next year!

And last but not the least- A Crossword Puzzle!

If you like birds and puzzles, a bird themed crossword should definitely pique your interest 🙂

As a fun experiment, we are posting a crossword puzzle where all the clues point to bird species (or groups) that South Asian endemics (with one answer not a bird, but still bird-related). Since this is just for fun and not a contest you can try this at your own leisure.

(This crossword quiz is now over and the names of participants who got all answers correct can be seen here!

You could either solve the crossword online or offline (by taking a print), whichever way you like. Please do take a screenshot/ photo of your solved puzzle and email us with your name at [email protected]

So enjoy your weekend and we wish you all the best with your birding excursions on the Endemic Bird Day on 4 May 2019!



The banner photo is of Dark-fronted Babbler Rhopocichla atriceps © Vivek Sudhakaran / Macaulay Library from this checklist



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