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Endemic Bird Day: Answer 8 and Quiz 9


We are inching closer to the big date with Endemic Bird Day 2016 on 14 May 2016. Do not forget to go birding on the day and look for residents and endemics around your birding patch or wherever you are! You can also check out our FB event page.

Congratulations to the 27 who managed the right answers for Quiz 8.

Madhushri Mudke, Patrick David, Avadhesh Malik, Aasheesh Pittie, Mohit Aggarwal, Swetashree Purohit, Komal Agrawal, Kavi Nanda, Ashwin Mohan, Biju.P.B, Savithri Singh, Aditya Nayak, Vivek Puliyeri, Vinay Bharadwaj, Amitayu Dey, Nimish Subramaniam, Shashwat Jaiswal, Pankaj Gupta, Shashank Birla, Biswajit Chakdar, Manjula Ravi, Dr N.S. Prashanth, Kulbhushansingh, Abhijeet Sawant, Sahana M, Maulik Varu, Ritobroto Chanda

The answers to Quiz 8 are:

Species A: Dark-fronted Babbler

Species B: Legge’s Hawk-Eagle

Species C: Sri Lanka Frogmouth

Species D: Southern Hill Myna

Sri Lanka Frogmouth © Panchami Manoo Ukil

Sri Lanka Frogmouth © Panchami Manoo Ukil from this checklist


It’s time for the second last quiz in the series; and this time, we are going to focus on one of the most enigmatic and popular families of birds.

Can you guess what group of birds we are talking about? Take a look at the range maps of these subcontinental endemics and the accompanying clues.

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Species A

Clue: This species was rediscovered in 1997. Diurnal and critically endangered.

SLBO

Species B

Clue: A bird of heavy and moist evergreen forests – it was considered to be conspecific with its more widespread but equally difficult-to-find cousin of the SE Asian forests.

IEO

Species C

Clue: A species found in arid and dry regions – and especially fond of rocky cliffs and ravines.

JO

Species D

Clue: A very vocal, small-sized, species found in most well-wooded regions of the country. The population in the Western Ghats is different from the population found elsewhere.

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The answer to Quiz 9 and  the question for Quiz 10 will be revealed on 09 May 2016 at 1700 hrs! Stay tuned!