Bird Range Map Quiz
Quiz 3 - Woodpeckers (Medium)
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 woodpecker species in North America.  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.
  4. To start over and try the quiz from scratch, just hit the "reload" button on your browser.

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Bird Range Map - Legend 

Quiz Map #1 

1. I'm a species you can often hear in range as well as see, as I have a loud "laughing" call, and a very strong drumming than carries well.

Quiz Map #2 

2. I am a close relative of the much more widely distributed Red-bellied Woodpecker.

 Quiz Map #3

3. I and two others on the list below used to be considered the same species.  However, our ranges are different with only slight overlap, and our plumages have differences.

Quiz Map #4 

4. I am a gregarious species that lives in small family groups.

Quiz Map #5

5. My scientific name is Picoides pubescens, and I am likely one of the most familiar woodpeckers to many people.

 Quiz Map #6

6. This map represents the extent of my historical range, although some think I am now extinct.

Quiz Map #7 

7. I am found in healthy forest, but will often colonize recently burned or storm-damaged forest.

Quiz Map #8 

8. We have the smallest geographic range of North American Woodpeckers.

Quiz Map #9 

9. I have an unusual feeding strategy compared to most woodpeckers, as I often will "fly-catch", flying out from a perch to grab insects in mid-air.

Quiz Map #10 

10. I mostly feed on insects, with a special preference for feeding on ants.

Bird Range Map - Legend 

Quiz Map #11 

11. I nest in older Long-leaf Pine and other pine trees of the southeastern United States.

Quiz Map #12 

12. My scientific name is Melanerpes erythrocephalus.  I am a species that thrives in savannah, open woodland, and scattered groves of trees.

Quiz Map #13 

13. My species and the "Strickland's Woodpecker", a species that is endemic to Mexico, were once considered the same species.

Quiz Map #14 

14. My foraging techniques create feeding opportunities for other bird and insect species as well.

Quiz Map #15 

15. My geographic range is very similar to my 'little brother', the answer to question #5.

Quiz Map #16 

16. The male and female of my species are so different in appearance they were once thought to be different species.

Quiz Map #17 

17. My stronghold is the Sonoran Desert, where I can often be found using Saguaro cacti cavities for nesting.

Quiz Map #18 

18. I can survive in areas that lack large trees, with mesquite or other small desert trees adequate to support my species.

Quiz Map #19 

19. I am closely related to the correct answer for question #7.

Quiz Map #20 

20. I am the only bird in all of North America with this particular general plumage pattern.

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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