January 2021 Photo Quiz

Tony Leukering
Fairborn, OH

Welcome to what we probably all hope will be a better year than the one just past. This, the year’s first iteration of the venerable ABA online photo quiz, presents an extensively, perhaps excessively, green bird. Just that presents a huge clue as to the bird’s identification, at least to getting it to the right order of birds. There is something of a trick to this one, so be careful.

What species is represented here?

Photos and answers are supplied by Tony Leukering, a field ornithologist based in southeast Colorado, with strong interests in bird migration, distribution, and identification. He has worked for five different bird observatories from coast to coast and considers himself particularly adept at taking quiz photos (that is, bad pictures!). Leukering is a member of the Colorado Bird Records Committee and had been a reviewer for eBird since its inception. He is also interested in most everything else that flies, particularly moths and odonates.