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Can you name the birds from their songs/calls?
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Correctly named birds will show up below
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Bird Calls (audio) Quiz
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Aug 16th, 2010 at 03:56 GMT
Doing my best to address the appalling lack of Sporcle quizzes aimed at Ornithologists. Seriously, though, I've tried to strike a balance between giving (and accepting) more specific names and also accepting more general names so the non-ornithologists like me can get them too.
Aug 16th, 2010 at 16:54 GMT
Nice bonus! Great job:) I've learned that I still have a lot of work to do.
Aug 17th, 2010 at 00:33 GMT
Thanks for being more specific on this one. I really enjoyed it. Favorited.
Aug 17th, 2010 at 15:39 GMT
Loved it. No chance on the kookaburra.
Aug 17th, 2010 at 22:48 GMT
I loved it. It's a nice complement to your Birds picture quiz. :)
Aug 17th, 2010 at 23:22 GMT
Was trying to remember as many as possible from my 9th grade science class, but alas, the only two I know were not on here; the Tufted Titmouse and the Turkey Vulture
Aug 17th, 2010 at 23:26 GMT
Thanks, sbwelborn and triviahappy. I realized, BigKuntry42, after I made the quiz that I forgot the first bird call I ever learned- the Cardinal.
Aug 19th, 2010 at 23:43 GMT
My hope was for the canyon wren's distinctive call, but at least you had a few other easy ones. Great game. And this time I waited for the bonus, wondering what it would be -- DUH! :)
Aug 20th, 2010 at 19:35 GMT
Lovely quiz, and great job on the names. Would be nice if you'd mention in the title that it's mostly US birds, though...
Aug 21st, 2010 at 04:25 GMT
I would, Pit_trout, but I don't believe it would be accurate to say that. The Great Horned Owl covers all of the Americas and the West Indies, The American crow covers the US, Canada, Northern Mexico and many caribbean islands, the Mallard in N. America, Europe and parts of Asia and Oceania, Canada Geese have been introduced in most of Europe and are natural to Russia, China and Japan, the Loon winters in N. Europe and the Britsh Isles, the Kookaburra is native to Australia, the European Starling is native to Europe and Asia, the Puffin is found in France, the UK, Iceland, Canada and the extreme northern US, etc. Many of the others are strictly New World birds, but most have coverage through N. America and S. America. I could say that most are New World birds, but I'm not certain that would be accurate either. Greatly appreciate the kind words and the suggestion- and would be open to thoughts on ways to appropriately designate the quiz. Thanks!
Aug 22nd, 2010 at 13:14 GMT
I think maybe what Pit_trout was thinking, and what I thought too, is it's a little difficult if you're not American/haven't done any birding in North America. Although, I really liked it and I'm glad you accepted alternatives (e.g. plover = killdeer), otherwise my score would have been even worse! Great quiz!
Aug 27th, 2010 at 16:14 GMT
Nice use of audio. My dog growled the whole time.
Sep 25th, 2010 at 23:56 GMT
@vicandric: exactly what I meant, and better expressed :-) @Hejman: indeed, as you say, they're not mostly endemic to North America or even the New World; but their ranges are very very strongly concentrated there! Indeed, all but the Kookaburra can be found in (let's get more specific) the northeastern US, most of them commonly and widely, whereas I don't think anywhere outside the New World gets more than about half a dozen of them.
...don't get me wrong; I think this is a great quiz, and I really enjoyed it, as I do most of your quizzes, and I'm giving it 5 Sporcles. And I'm quite happy with the selection being what it is. But not thinking that it's worth giving a geographical note on something like this is exactly the kind of background US-centricity that actually does get mildly frustrating after a while.
Sep 26th, 2010 at 00:05 GMT
Sorry... rant over :-/ More constructively: I admit I can't think of a terribly good phrasing for a geographical note either; maybe eg "most of these should be familiar to birders in the eastern USA?" Also, could you accept "Diver" as an alternative to "Loon"? That's what they're called in Britain (although that call is arguably the Loon not the Diver: they call mainly in the breeding season, but come to Britain only for the winter).
Sep 26th, 2010 at 00:08 GMT
p.s. in case you ever make a sequel (which would be awesome!), can I second @confused: the Canyon Wren would be a great inclusion, and a nice easy one for southwestern birders :-)
Oct 1st, 2010 at 18:16 GMT
Really liked this. Thanks for including some fairly obvious calls. I thought I was going to just completely fail this quiz but the difficulty was nicely balanced. The only disappointment for me was having the red-winged blackbird instead of a common blackbird which is the nicest bird call I know - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Blackbird#Songs_and_calls - although it looks like the source doesn't have a file for that so it can't be helped.
Oct 30th, 2010 at 21:39 GMT
Yay for loons! They bring back childhood memories of my family cabin, hearing the loons calling on the lake while I was falling asleep. :)
Dec 15th, 2010 at 18:52 GMT
Woody woodpecker at 5:12?? I like
Dec 15th, 2010 at 21:03 GMT
@thecosmos999- Just a little 'bonus' at the end! Glad you enjoyed it.
Feb 13th, 2011 at 06:46 GMT
Great quiz! I need to play SimPark more, I have forgotten so many of the bird calls...lol
Feb 20th, 2013 at 23:39 GMT
This kind of stuff helps studying for my college Ornithology class. I am from the northeast US at Pit_trout put, so a lot of this was pretty familiar to me. I wonder how many people mistaken the red-tailed for an eagle as it seems it's always portrayed wrongly. Great quiz
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