Bird Range Map Quiz
Quiz 4 - Flycatchers (Hard)
Bird Photos?  Too easy!! How well do you know the life history of bird species?  This quiz simply provides a North American Range map, with one clue.  Your guess what species goes with the range map.  This quiz focuses just on flycatcher species in North America...a tough group for many to ID with photos, much less by range map!!  Note the legend for the colors on the maps is shown just below.
  1. Identify each bird by clicking on one of the six choices.  The pop-up box will tell you whether you provided a correct identification. If incorrect, the pop-up box will give an additional clue for the species.
  2. It doesn't matter what order you answer the 20 questions.  However, you will only get credit for a correct identification if you answer correctly with your first guess.  You may continue to guess until you find the correct answer, however.
  3. When you've answered all 20 questions, click the bottom button to find your final score.
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Bird Range Map - Legend 

Quiz Map #1

1. I am Tyrannus tyrannus, with a white-tipped tail representing one of my key identification features.

Quiz Map #2 

2. I was once considered the same species as what is now known as the Pacific Slope Flycatcher.

 Quiz Map #3

3. I can often be seen in open country in the southern Great Plains, perched on barbed wire fences or other low perches.

Quiz Map #4 

4. I am Contopus sordidulus, a rather plain species of western North America in the summer months.

Quiz Map #5

5. I have a small but reliable summer range in the U.S., and birders will often look for me in the wooded canyons of southern Arizona.

 Quiz Map #6

6. Unlike most flycatchers found in the United States, I actually am a permanent resident in many areas.

Quiz Map #7 

7. I am one of the small Empidonax flycatchers, and am a rather common migrant or summer resident in the eastern two-thirds of the U.S.

Quiz Map #8 

8. A very similar range to the species from question #6!  I, however, am very easy to differentiate from that species.

Quiz Map #9 

9. I am most often seen when I'm singing my "quick-three-beers" song from the treetops.

Quiz Map #10 

10. I am a tropical flycatcher with an appearance unlike other North American flycatchers.

Bird Range Map - Legend 

Quiz Map #11 

11. I am a common and often quite visible flycatcher, often seen hanging out on fences in the West.

Quiz Map #12 

12. I am similar to the other small Empidonax flycatchers, especially the Dusky Flycatcher.

Quiz Map #13 

13. I am Contopus virens, a rather plain species of the eastern United States in the summer.

Quiz Map #14 

14. I am Tyrannus vociferans, named after my loud, repetitive song I often sing in the morning.

Quiz Map #15 

15. I am most often found in the forest canopy of the eastern United States.

Quiz Map #16 

16. I am Empidonax flaviventris, and am one of the smallest Empidonax flycatchers.

Quiz Map #17 

17. And another small Empidonax flycatcher!  Until the 1970s, my species and what's now the "Willow Flycatcher" were considered one species, the "Traill's Flycatcher".

Quiz Map #18 

18. I am Myiarchus cinerascens, a fairly common species of the arid West and Mexico.

Quiz Map #19 

19. I am a medium-sized flycatcher of western North America.  I will often hang out around buildings, as well as use natural perches.

Quiz Map #20 

20. Unlike most the other small Empidonax flycatchers, most of my breeding range is in the lower 48 states, from coast to coast.

RATING: 20 Correct --Super Birder!!

16-19 Correct -- All Star

12 - 15 Correct -- Bird Nut

8 - 11 Correct -- Showing Promise!

<7 Correct -- Need some work!!!

Note - All maps created by Terry Sohl, using digital range information from NatureServe.

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