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Birds by Picture #1

Guess the common names of the birds pictured below.
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Last updated: March 17, 2018
First submittedMarch 16, 2018
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Emperor Penguin
Bald Eagle
Mallard Duck
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level 77
Mar 16, 2018
Typed "seagull" several times to make sure I wasn't crazy. Should that be accepted?
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level 69
Mar 16, 2018
Same here. That's what we call them.
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level ∞
Mar 17, 2018
Fixed. Thanks!
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level 45
Jul 22, 2018
No - it shouldn't be accepted. Gull, yes - seagull, no. No such thing as a 'seagull'. Common Gulls, Herring Gulls, Laughing Gulls, Kelp Gulls - whatever species you have where you live - are all 'gulls' but 'seagull' no, no, no!! :-)
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level 76
Sep 29, 2019
I've seen more seagulls in my life than 99.9% of people. I'll stick to it.
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level 71
Mar 17, 2018
I would have preferred a quetzal picture that shows the tail
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level 80
Mar 17, 2018
Or holding a Guatemalan currency note in its beak
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level 70
Mar 18, 2018
That would indeed help matters.
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level 67
Jul 22, 2018
I only got that one because it was red and green, famous, and I've been to Costa Rica.
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level 65
Mar 19, 2018
Beep beep!
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level 81
Mar 4, 2019
Meep. They only paid me to say it once, then they doubled it up on the soundtrack
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level 41
Mar 26, 2018
Rubber duck?
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level 40
Jun 29, 2018
Got em all except the Quetzal, I knew what bird it was but I forgot how to spell it somehow
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level 64
Jul 22, 2018
I know the image source says that the depicted bird is a Common gull and not a Mew gull, but some authorities consider Mew gull to be the name for the whole species (rather than just the American subspecies), so I think that should be accepted as a type-in. Also, the depicted species of Quetzal is a Golden-headed Quetzal. Thought you'd like to know as you included the species name in all other cases.
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level 45
Jul 22, 2018
Agree! Common Gull in the UK, Mew Gull elsewhere - either should be accepted, just not 'seagull'!
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level 22
Jul 22, 2018
The quetzal is a Golden-headed. The condor is California, not Andean. PLEASE fix.
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level 68
Jul 23, 2018
Good quiz, if you like this try my 'Animal Picture Quiz'........here it is
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level 69
Jul 23, 2018
With a bit more yellow, the blue jay would be a blue tit.
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level 62
Jul 30, 2018
And with a bit more orange the emperor penguin would be a king penguin.
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level 60
Jul 23, 2018
some too easy others too detailed. If it needs to be one type of penguin, shouldn;t all names be so detailed ? or otherwise, of course (if all need to be so detailed I would have had zero)
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level 58
Jul 25, 2018
As a Guatemalan, I'm glad to see a Quetzal in here, even if it's not a Resplendent.
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level 61
Jul 30, 2018
Seriously, I said Canadian Geese and it wasn't acceptable to Canada goose??? There are multiple which means it really ought to be "geese!"
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level 52
Oct 14, 2018
i got 17/18 not bad for an Aussie
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level 57
Aug 31, 2019
The northern cardinal looks like Abraham Lincoln with wings and a sunburn.
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level 76
Sep 29, 2019
The perennial question of whether people cheat gathers steam by anything above a tiny percent getting quetzal.
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level 74
Feb 2, 2020
The success rate of some questions/answers definitely leaves you scratching your head, but then I remember ones like this that just seem obvious to me. But that's because I've collected world coins since I was a kid, and Guatemala's currency is quetzals, named for the national bird, which featured on most of their coinage for years.

Whenever I see an answer that is correctly guessed at a suspiciously high %, I try to remember that this site attracts people that frequently have wide-ranging areas of expertise and interest. What might seem incredibly obscure for the population in general, may not necessarily be so obscure to the JetPunk audience.

...which isn't to say there aren't folks on here who, for whatever reason, just need to get perfect scores (by whatever means necessary) on every quiz they take.