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Endemic Bird Day: Answer 7 and Quiz 8 1


We received 27 correct entries for Quiz 7! The answers, as many of you guessed, were:

Species A: White-cheeked Barbet

Species B: Brown-headed Barbet

Brown-headed Barbet © Aaron Maizlish

Brown-headed Barbet © Aaron Maizlish

 

White-cheeked Barbet © Aparajita Dutta

White-cheeked Barbet © Aparajita Dutta

Congratulations to every one who managed the right answers!

Abhijeet Sawant, Aditya Nayak, Amitayu Dey, Ankit Vikrant, Ashwin Mohan, Avadhesh Malik, Biswajit Chakdar, Chinmay Rahane, Dr Ravi Rajagopal, Kavi Nanda, Komal Agrawal, Kulbhushansingh, Manjula Ravi, Maulik Varu, MB Krishna, Mohit Aggarwal, Nimish Subramaniam, Pankaj Gupta, Praveen, Pronoy Baidya, Savithri Singh, Shashank Birla, Shashwat Jaiswal, Swetashree Purohit, Vidhya Sundar, Vinay Bharadwaj, Vivek Puliyeri

 

We are down to the last 3 quizzes for this series and we hope you’re all gearing up for the Endemic Bird Day 2016. You can also visit the event page on Facebook. There is also the eBird Monthly Challenge to take part in!


It’s time for Quiz 8. In the India, a few species found only in the Western Ghats are also found in Sri Lanka. These subcontinental endemics are a reminder of how the two lands were linked in the past!

Below are four maps – each representing one species which is found in the Western Ghats of India and in Sri Lanka. Each map is accompanied by a clue. Can you guess which species we are referring to?

(Maps sourced from eBird)

Species A

Species A

Clue: A small bird that moves around in flocks through the understorey of forests – often difficult to see, but their harsh chattering gives them away.

Species B

Species B

Clue: Amongst India’s most powerful raptors, this lesser-known species is known to regularly hunt mammals for prey

Species D

Species C

Clue: This nocturnal and difficult to see bird is a much sought-after target for most birders visiting the Western Ghats

Species D

Clue: The high pitched whistles of this species are a common feature of the dense WG forests – these birds are usually seen sitting on tree tops in small groups.

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Good luck! The answer to the quiz will be revealed on 06 May 2016 at 1700 hrs.


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