Okay, guys, here is the latest quiz that I have concocted for your enjoyment. Have a good look at the photo and select below what you think it is. Answer will be next week. (click photo to enlarge for a closer look.)
Well, the answer to the quiz is it is a Loggerhead Shrike. The clue of couse, is the location. The Northern Shrike and the Loggerhead Shrike are very similar.
Congrats to people that got it right. They accounted for 87.5% of the votes.
The Loggerhead is in the southern half of the country year around. The Northern Shrike is in the northern half during the winter only. As I mentioned in the original post, the photo was taken in San Angelo, Texas.
Yes, folks it was a Black-crested Titmouse in that previous quiz. Click here to see original post.
Results of the voting:
Black-crested Titmouse 99
Tufted Titmouse 45
All of the above 4
In a sense, everybody was right. The Black-crested and the Tufted are hybrids of each other. The Tufted Titmouse is found in most of the eastern United States. The Black-crested Titmouse is found in central and west Texas. The dividing line is somewhere down the center of Texas. There are areas there that one may be able to see both.
We had 148 participants in this contest. We get a few more with each quiz. I am working on another and I will publish it in a few days. Thanks to everyone that voted.