Bird Identification Quiz #3 | Name This Bird | Test Your Knowledge
Bird Identification Quiz #3- Can you Name This Bird?
Here is the third in a series of quizzes to test your bird identification skills. Each picture highlights a different part of the bird, with a helpful clue along the way; challenge your children and co-workers as well!
The answer can be found at the bottom of this post along with some interesting facts about this bird that you may or may not know. No peaking, please… Good Luck!
Clue #1: This bird’s favorite foods include Thistle seed as well as Black-Oil Sunflower seed.
Clue #2: This bird is the “State Bird” of Washington, Iowa and New Jersey, USA.
Clue #3: This bird is often referred to as a “wild Canary”.
Clue #4: Their color turns dull in winter and bright in late spring and summer.
Did you guess correctly? Comment below if you figured it out from the pictures alone or if the clues helped.
If you guessed American Goldfinch, then Congratulations! You’re on your way to becoming a birding expert.
Did you know?
- Goldfinches are between 4 1/2 – 5 1/2 inches (11-14 cm) long & weigh from 1/3 – 1/2 ounce (11-13 g).
- You can attract Goldfinches by planting Zinnias, Asters, Sunflowers and Thistle.
- Goldfinches mate later than most birds, during July and August, once the thistle plants bloom.
- They can fly between 19-30 mph (30-60 km/h).
- Males are bright yellow, while females and juveniles are muted in color.
- They can be found throughout most of the United States and into southern Canada.
- Females lay 4-6 pale blue eggs that hatch in 12-14 days.
- American Goldfinches are the only Finch to molt twice a year, in the spring and the fall.
- The nest is made from bark, weeds, vines, and grass and is bound by spiderwebs and caterpillar silk.
- Because the nest is so tightly woven, it can hold water and it is possible for nestlings to drown after a rainstorm if the parents do not cover the nest.