Here's where you get to assess your current knowledge level and monitor your progress. Repeat the quiz (identification takes lots of practice), watching your score increase, until you are happy with your knowledge level. Practice with real plants and animals whenever possible.

Give yourself 1 point for correct ID and spelling.
Give yourself 1/2 point for correct ID but incorrect spelling.

Note: click on #s below to see quiz picture; click on name to see spotlight
A = 26.5 points. Excellent!
B = 23.5 points. Good Job!
C = 20.5 points. Okay.
K < 20.5 points. Keep Practicing.

1. Verdin (Auriparus flaviceps)
2. White-Crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
3. Gambel's Quail (Callipepla gambelii)
4. Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
5. Red-Tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
6. Gilded Flicker (Colaptes chrysoides)
7. Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
8. Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
9. European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
10. Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus)
11. Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)
12. Black-Chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri)
13. Black-Tailed Gnatcatcher (Polioptila melanura)
14. Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
15. Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis)
16. Curve-Billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre)
17. Black-Throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata)
18. Phainopepla (Phainopepla nitens)
19. Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae)
20. Great-Tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)
21. White-Winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)
22. Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus)
23. Canyon Towhee (Pipilo fuscus)
24. House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
25. Pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus)
26. American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
27. Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)
28. House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)

29. Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

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