DEEP: Birds at the Beach Quiz

Birds at the Beach Quiz

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Test your skill at identifying birds by their silhouettes.   Select the silhouette to see a color photograph of the bird.
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Least Tern   Least Tern Fact Sheet   Back to Quiz
  {Least Tern Photo}
Habitat: Broad, sandy, vegetation-free beaches usually located close to an estuary.
Food: Small fishes, like sandlances; sand eels; crustaceans, like shrimp and prawns.
Status: State threatened.

 

 

 

 

  

  

Oystercatcher   Back to Quiz
{Oystercatcher Photo}
Habitat: Vegetation-free beaches located close to a good foraging area.
Food: Oysters and clams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herring Gull   Back to Quiz
{Herring Gull Photo}
Habitat: Most coastline areas.  Usually nests on offshore islands.
Food: Small fishes, crabs, shellfish, carrion, garbage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piping Plover    Piping Plover Fact Sheet     Back to Quiz
{Piping Plover Photo}
Habitat: Along seacoasts, on isolated, sandy beaches with little vegetation and access to mudflats for feeding.
Food: Marine worms, fly larvae, beetles, crustaceans, mollusks, and other small marine animals and their eggs.
Status: Federally and state threatened.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snowy Egret   Snowy Egret Fact Sheet     Back to Quiz
{Snowy Egret Photo}
Habitat: Marshes, swamps, ponds, lakes, shallow coastal areas and tidal flats; occasionally found in dry fields.
Food: Fishes, shrimp, crayfish, fiddler crabs, snakes, snails, aquatic and terrestrial insects, small lizards, young frogs and aquatic vegetation.
Status: State threatened.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Osprey   Osprey Fact Sheet    Back to Quiz
{Osprey Photo}
Habitat: Seashore, coastal marshes, lakes and rivers.
Food: Almost entirely fish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double-crested Cormorant    Back to Quiz
{Double-crested Cormorant Photo}
Habitat: Coastal areas, rivers and large lakes.  Nests on rocky offshore islands.
Food: Dives underwater to catch fish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semipalmated Sandpiper    Back to Quiz
{Photo of Semi-palmated Sandpiper}
Habitat: Migrates through Connecticut. Stops to feed at beaches and mudflats.
Food: Aquatic insects, marine worms, and crustaceans.