It’s been a little over a month since the last in our Bird Quiz series.
Birding doesn’t quite take a back seat during the winter months, but with the migrants having long departed for fair-weather climbs, many of the residents having shed their spectacular breeding plumage, and the whole vibe of winter lending itself far more to big game viewing, things do quieten down on the birding front.
Having said that, identifying birds takes on a whole new challenge. Things like whydahs and widows aren’t the same birds they were a few months ago. The males have shed their spectacular breeding feathers, and now resemble many other similarly nondescript little tweeters. If it’s small and brown, it’s usually a challenge:
The bird pictured above was hopping round on the ground in the grasslands of the south-west.
That’s all we’ll say.
Good luck, and check back in on Friday when the answer will as usual be revealed in the week in pictures, and in the comment section below…