March 2022 Photo Quiz

Tony Leukering
Fairborn, OH

For the second consecutive month, the subject of the quiz photo is easily and quickly identifiable to family and, by most, to genus. However, despite field guides, the ABA-Area members of that genus do not make for quick and straightforward IDs, except in the vast portion of the breeding range of one of the species that it does not share with the others (although be aware of vagrants).

Take a stab at it. Oh, I’ll provide one hint: The photo was taken west of the 100th meridian.

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.