Bird Identification Quiz #4 | Name This Bird
Test Your Birding Knowledge with our Quiz!
Here is the fourth 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 is the “state bird” of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia and Ohio.
Clue #2: Males and females look distinctively different.
Clue #3: Black-oil Sunflower seed is one of their favorite foods, along with fruit and insects.
Clue #4: Found in the eastern part of the United States, from Maine to Texas and south through Mexico, Belize and Guatemala
Did you guess correctly? Comment below if you figured it out from the pictures alone or if the clues helped.
If you guessed Northern Cardinal, then Congratulations! You’re on your way to becoming a birding expert.
Did you know?
- The northern cardinal is a mid-sized songbird with a body length of about 8–9 in (21–23 cm).
- Cardinals have to ability to sing up to 24 different melodies.
- Both males and females sing. (Normally only male birds sing.)
- Male Northern Cardinals are known to court females by feeding them. How romantic!
- Cardinals were named after the Catholic cardinal’s red vestments.
- Males are bright red and females are a beautiful gray/brown; both have a black mask and an orange bill.
- Like Flamingos, they get their red color from the food (red berries) they eat. Not enough berries make for a dull Cardinal.
- They don’t migrate south for the winter but rely on backyard bird feeders for food during cold and blustery weather.
- They can have as many as 3 sets of babies per year, however, they only use their nest once.
- This bird is the mascot of many sports teams and schools, some of which include the St. Louis Cardinals, Arizona Cardinals and the University of Louisville to name a few.
If you enjoyed this bird identification quiz, check out Quiz #1, Quiz #2, and Quiz #3, found on this blog. Thanks for stopping by and remember to keep those feeders filled this winter. Happy Birding! ~Karen