Thursday, January 13, 2011

Mystery Bird ID Quiz #8

Thursday, January 13, 2011

It's been a while since we've had a Mystery Bird ID Quiz, so when I stumbled across this photo while reviewing my Worst Bird Images of 2010, I knew I had a potential stumper.

Here's a closer-cropped view of the image:

I'll supply more details and another clue in Friday's post. Please submit your best guess on this bird and the person submitting the first correct answer (via the Comments window below) will win a signed and numbered fine-art print (unmatted) of their choice from the BWD online store.

A winner will be announced on Tuesday, January 18, 2011. Good luck!


On January 13, 2011 at 5:55 PM R said...

Could it be a juvi Aztec Thrush ?

On January 13, 2011 at 6:08 PM Ned Keller said...

Savannah Sparrow

On January 13, 2011 at 8:12 PM Oggie said...

Clay-coloured Sparrow

On January 13, 2011 at 11:05 PM Birdman on Monitor said...

Lark Sparrow. Likely a juvenile.

On January 13, 2011 at 11:09 PM Seabrooke said...

Juvenile Lark Sparrow, primarily based on half-white r6 and pale lesser coverts.

On January 13, 2011 at 11:10 PM Seabrooke said...

Ah! Birdman beat me by mere minutes while I went to retrieve a guide to double-check.

On January 14, 2011 at 7:47 PM cece said...

perhaps a Vesper?