Endemic Bird Day: Quiz 4 and answer to Quiz 3


Endemic Bird Day 2017 is almost here and it’s time for the 4th quiz in the endemic bird quiz series! But first, the answer to Quiz 3:

White-browed Wagtail

Clues:

White-browed Wagtail © Renuka Vijayaraghavan Checklist)

a. The White-browed Wagtail is a widespread resident across most of the Indian subcontinent.

b. The White-browed Wagtail inhabits wetland habitats in both urban, rural and wild areas. Unlike its congeners, it is a remarkable songster and has one of the more beautiful songs that one can hear around our wetlands.

c. The White-browed Wagtail, the largest of wagtails, has a distinctive white brow. It’s scientific name, Motacilla maderaspatensis is derived from the city of Chennai (erstwhile ‘Madras’). It is also known as “dhobin” in Hindi (meaning washerwoman) and “Vanaathi kuruvi” (meaning washerwoman’s friend) in Tamil, referring to the bird’s habit of frequenting the “ghats” and steps where people would wash their clothes. The eye refers to its alternate name of “khanjan”, which derives from “Khanjan-eyed” meaning “one with beautiful eyes”.

Congratulations to all those who got the right answer:

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And now, here are the clues for Quiz 4:

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Can you guess which subcontinental endemic is being referred to here?

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Please do not post the answer in the comments section 🙂

The answer to quiz 4 and the question for quiz 5 will be revealed on Thursday – 11 May 2017.


Map, image, and clipart acquired from eBird, Cliparting, Clipartkid and Sweetclipart.

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