Monday, September 20, 2010

Quiz #366 (2010-3-11) Solution

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Answer by Tony Leukering

A flying shorebird with mostly-white underparts and black feet, with the latter feature doing a pretty good job at knocking down the number of possibilities, is this week's quiz bird. The bill is black, somewhat thick, and blunt-tipped. There is a hint of some reddish on the face and throat and the upperside of the wings looks like it sports a fairly wide white wing stripe. With all of the quiz bird's obvious field marks, one that might get overlooked is the color of the bird's wrists -- they're black. Black wrists contrasting with wide white wing stripe in combination with the other characters point to only one species. I took this picture of a molting adult Sanderling at Villas, Cape May Co., NJ, on 20 August 2010.

Incorrect species provided as answers:

Congratulations to the 19 of 19 getting the quiz correct:
Chuck Carlson
Richard Jeffers
Peter Wilkinson
Tyler Bell
Robert McNab
Margie Joy
Donna Nespoli
Pam Myers
Margaret Smith
Al Guarente
Nick Komar
George Cresswell
Christian Nunes
Su Snyder
Marcel Such
Joe Bens
Joel Such
Bryan Guarente
Thomas Hall

Answer: Sanderling