Red Scharlach (redscharlach) wrote,
Red Scharlach
redscharlach

Who birdwatches the birdwatchers?

It's quiz time, viewers, and this week your specialist subject is Birds With Naughty Names. This is because I recently chanced across some wonderful ornithological nomenclature in various books and am now keen to promote it to anyone who will listen. After all, why be content with a Common Shag when you could have a Fulvous-Chinned Nunlet or a Plumbeous Euphonia? Well, exactly.

Poll #1423011 Factual fowl or feathered fake? You decide!

Fifteen bird species are listed below. Ten are genuine real-life birds, but the rest are totally made up. Tick the FIVE that you think are FAKE. (It's more fun if you don't Google them first.)

Van Dam's Vanga
0(0.0%)
Hasselbach's Boubou
0(0.0%)
Creamy-Rumped Miner
0(0.0%)
Red-Shafted Punchpecker
0(0.0%)
Eyebrowed Wren-Babbler
0(0.0%)
Moustached Flowerpiercer
0(0.0%)
Tufted Tit-Tyrant
0(0.0%)
Yawning Sandgrouse
0(0.0%)
Monotonous Lark
0(0.0%)
Bare-Faced Go-Away-Bird
0(0.0%)
Buffy-Cheeked Ventax
0(0.0%)
Streaky-Breasted Flufftail
0(0.0%)
Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker
0(0.0%)
Hoary Puffleg
0(0.0%)
White-Throated Tiqibux
1(2.1%)


I'll come back tomorrow and reveal the correct answers...
Tags: quiz, sounds a bit rude, wonders of nature
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