Endemic Bird Day 2019- Quiz 2


Thank you  for the great response to the first quiz. A whopping 69% of the 49 responders got it right. Congratulations to them!

Kavi Nanda, Melvin Jaison, Akshay Shinde, Viral Joshi, Kiranmayee K, Dhyey Shah, Amitayu Dey, Pravar mourya, Malyasri Bhattacharya, Steffin Babu, Sheena S, Vidhya Sundar, Vinay K L, Mahathi, Shuchismita Das, Ashwini Bhatt, Maxim Rodrigues K, Anu Rajagopal, Subhadra Devi, Biswajit Chakdar, Swetashree Purohit, Nimish Anil, Aditya Nayak, Taukeer Alam, Harshita Prakash, Vivek Puliyeri, Upasana Ganguly, Regin Ross, Ajay Gadikar, Neel Gadikar, Snehaa, Selvaganesh K, Yogesh Parashar, Harshjeet Singh Bal

The answer to the first quiz is the Andaman Shama Copsychus albiventris – albi = white and ventris = stomach. It was earlier considered conspecific (same species) with the similar looking White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus.  The former is endemic to Andaman islands whereas the latter is found in the Himalaya, North-east India, and Eastern & Western Ghats.

Here is the 2nd Quiz in the Endemic Bird Quiz series, in the run-up to the Endemic Bird Day 2019!

From the island endemic, we now move to the mainland. Have a look at the following clues and see if you can identify what bird it is?

 (The range maps and graphs are from eBird India)

Range

 

Seasonality

 

 

Frequency

 

Clues:

  1. Stout bird with squarish tail
  2. Arboreal in habits
  3. The photographs below are representative of its habitat

©Dharmendra Khandal

 

 

 

©Dharmendra Khandal

 

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Quiz 2 has ended. You can see the answer and the next question here.

Banner photo of Nilgiri Flycatcher Eumyias albicaudatus by Rajesh Radhakrishnan/ Macaulay Library from this checklist