Heads ‘N’ Tails Mystery Quiz

 WELCOME!

Welcome to the Heads and Tails Quiz. 10 photos to identify. All taken in S. Israel in March. The Quiz highlights the Champions of the Flyway, an international bird race, raising funds for conservation. No need to give but if you would like to contribute to the Birding Frontiers team effort that would be great. Enjoy the Quiz!

MORE ON SUPPORTING THE TEAM. >>>> HERE <<<<

 THE PRIZE

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You looking at me, photographing you, looking at me, photographing…

Israel in an awesome spring destination for birding. Here, Dick Forsman clocks me in spring 2012. He has been a leading light here for years.

THE QUIZ

QUIZ RULES:

10 photos, 5 heads and 5 tails. Each identified to lowest taxonomic level. E.g. If it’s an Eastern Subalpine Warbler then ‘Subalpine Warbler’ will be trumped by the person who says ‘Eastern Subalpine’. Chuck in the Latin/ subspecies etc for clarity where applicable. No extra points for aging or sexing but you will look very clever if you get it right…

SUBMIT YOUR ANSWERS

Either in comments box below (for all to see) or privately via email: martin.go ‘at ‘ virgin.net. Answers must be in by 9:00 am on Friday 14th March.

TIEBREAK

In the event of more than one person with same number of correct answers, the tiebreak is already provided below. No need to submit an ID for it now, only if comes down to it. If the tiebreak fails to provide an outright winner, then winner will be ‘drawn from ‘the hat’.

HEADS

Mystery Bird HEAD ONE

Mystery Bird HEAD ONE

 

 

Mystery Bird HEAD TWO

Mystery Bird HEAD TWO

 

Mystery Bird HEAD THREE

Mystery Bird HEAD THREE

 

Mystery Bird HEAD FOUR

Mystery Bird HEAD FOUR

 

Mystery Bird HEAD FIVE

Mystery Bird HEAD FIVE

Mystery Bird HEAD O

TAILS

Mystery bird TAIL ONE

Mystery bird TAIL ONE

 

 

Mystery bird TAIL TWO

Mystery bird TAIL TWO

 

 

Mystery bird TAIL THREE

Mystery bird TAIL THREE

 

 

Mystery bird TAIL FOUR

Mystery bird TAIL FOUR

 

 

Mystery bird TAIL FIVE

Mystery bird TAIL FIVE

The tiebreak (just in case)

 

Extra challenge from the Autumn in Israel

Extra challenge from the Autumn in Israel

Birdrace Tactics

And for the Champions of the Flyway Bird Race- don’t forget to be backing and cheering for the BIRDING FRONTIERS TEAM.

You can have some fun too.

Here’s (left to right) an Israeli, an American and a Brit. Check out their reactions to my ruse

one folk

They are about to tick Sinai Rosefinch. Can’t allow that so distract as they will head off from brief visit to drinking pond imminently. I shout them up.

one two folkThey wheel round- What News?

one two three folk

Reactions are priceless. American lady “all hail, well met”. Brit guy- perplexed, disgruntled, confused. Israeli – ah ha- “see what you just did”.

 

One thought on “Heads ‘N’ Tails Mystery Quiz

  1. Andy Mould

    A couple of wild guesses included, but here goes:

    Heads
    Eastern Olivaceous Warbler
    Kentish Plover, adult
    Egyptian Nightjar
    Water Pipit, coutellii
    Blackcap, F

    Tails
    Black-eared Wheatear, adult melanoleuca
    Moltoni’s Warbler, adult
    Baillon’s Crake, adult
    Desert Wheatear, oreophila
    Eastern Stonechat, an odd adult M variegatus!

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