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Endemic Bird Day: Answer 4 and Quiz 5


It’s time for Quiz 5 and our quiz moves on as the Endemic Bird Day inches closer!

But before that, here are the answers for Quiz 4.  As many of you guessed, the genus represented is Turdoides. The species in the maps are:

Species A – Common Babbler

Species B – Striated Babbler

Striated Babbler © Abhishek Gulshan

Striated Babbler © Abhishek Gulshan

Species C – Slender-billed Babbler

Species D – Large Grey Babbler

Species E – Jungle Babbler

Species F – Yellow-billed Babbler

Species G – Rufous Babbler

31 of you got the genus right while 26 managed to get all the species as well. Congratulations!

Abhijeet Sawant, Aditya Nayak, Aljo Anand, Amitayu Dey, Ankit Vikrant, Ashwin Mohan, Biswajit Chakdar, Chinmay Rahane, Kavi Nanda, Komal Agrawal, Krishna Murthy, Kulbhushansingh, Madhushri Mudke, Manjula Ravi, Mat Gilfedder, Maulik Varu, Nimish Subramaniam, Pankaj Gupta, Ritobroto Chanda, Rohith Srinivasan, Savithri Singh, Shanmugam Kalidass, Shashwat Jaiswal, Swetashree Purohit, Syed Muzamil, Vaidehi Gunjal, Vidhya Sundar, Vinay Bharadwaj, Vivek Puliyeri

Here is Quiz 5! In this round, we are looking at subcontinental and near-endemics which migrate across the region. Based on the animated maps and graphs below, can you guess which three migrating (near-)endemics are featured here?

All maps and graphs are sourced from eBird India.

Species A - migration map

Species A – migration map

Frequency graph for Species A in Maharashtra

Frequency graph for Species A in Maharashtra

 

Species B: Migration Map

Species B: Migration Map

Frequency graph for Species B in the W Ghats

Frequency graph for Species B in the W Ghats

(Extra clue: Species B is also known to occur in nearby Tajikistan and E Uzbekistan)

Species C: Migration Map

Species C: Migration Map

Frequency graph for Species C in the Nilgiris

Frequency graph for Species C in the Nilgiris

 

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You can also access the answer form here.

The answer to the quiz will be revealed on 27 April 2016 at 1700 hrs.

Endemic Bird Day 2016 will be held on 14 May 2016. Click here to view the FB event page.