Nature Quiz - British Birds - Sandpipers and Godwits (Questions)

Godwits are shore birds (family Scolopacidae), large sandpipers with long legs and bills. Although not common tablefare today, they were once a popular British dish. Sir Thomas Browne writing in the seventeenth century noted that godwits "were accounted the daintiest dish in England." See if you can identify the following birds.

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1. What is the name of this bird?
[ ] Curlew Sandpiper
[ ] Buff-breasted Sandpiper
[ ] Bar-tailed Godwit
[ ] Green Sandpiper
2. What is the name of this bird?
[ ] Wood Sandpiper
[ ] Black-tailed Godwit
[ ] Green Sandpiper
[ ] Buff-breasted Sandpiper
3. What is the name of this bird?
[ ] Curlew Sandpiper
[ ] Common Sandpiper
[ ] Purple Sandpiper
[ ] Black-tailed Godwit
4. What is the name of this bird?
[ ] Wood Sandpiper
[ ] Black-tailed Godwit
[ ] Common Sandpiper
[ ] Bar-tailed Godwit
5. What is the name of this bird?
[ ] Purple Sandpiper
[ ] Wood Sandpiper
[ ] Black-tailed Godwit
[ ] Curlew Sandpiper
6. What is the name of this bird?
[ ] Black-tailed Godwit
[ ] Purple Sandpiper
[ ] Pectoral Sandpiper
[ ] Wood Sandpiper
7. What is the name of this bird?
[ ] Green Sandpiper
[ ] Wood Sandpiper
[ ] Curlew Sandpiper
[ ] Purple Sandpiper
8. What is the name of this bird?
[ ] Bar-tailed Godwit
[ ] Common Sandpiper
[ ] Black-tailed Godwit
[ ] Pectoral Sandpiper
9. What is the name of this bird?
[ ] Black-tailed Godwit
[ ] Common Sandpiper
[ ] Buff-breasted Sandpiper
[ ] Wood Sandpiper
10. What is the name of this bird?
[ ] Purple Sandpiper
[ ] Marsh Sandpiper
[ ] Common Sandpiper
[ ] Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Nature Quiz - British Birds - Sandpipers and Godwits (Answers)
1. What is the name of this bird?
[ ] Curlew Sandpiper
[x] Buff-breasted Sandpiper
[ ] Bar-tailed Godwit
[ ] Green Sandpiper
2. What is the name of this bird?
[ ] Wood Sandpiper
[ ] Black-tailed Godwit
[x] Green Sandpiper
[ ] Buff-breasted Sandpiper
3. What is the name of this bird?
[x] Curlew Sandpiper
[ ] Common Sandpiper
[ ] Purple Sandpiper
[ ] Black-tailed Godwit
4. What is the name of this bird?
[ ] Wood Sandpiper
[ ] Black-tailed Godwit
[ ] Common Sandpiper
[x] Bar-tailed Godwit
5. What is the name of this bird?
[x] Purple Sandpiper
[ ] Wood Sandpiper
[ ] Black-tailed Godwit
[ ] Curlew Sandpiper
6. What is the name of this bird?
[x] Black-tailed Godwit
[ ] Purple Sandpiper
[ ] Pectoral Sandpiper
[ ] Wood Sandpiper
7. What is the name of this bird?
[ ] Green Sandpiper
[x] Wood Sandpiper
[ ] Curlew Sandpiper
[ ] Purple Sandpiper
8. What is the name of this bird?
[ ] Bar-tailed Godwit
[ ] Common Sandpiper
[ ] Black-tailed Godwit
[x] Pectoral Sandpiper
9. What is the name of this bird?
[ ] Black-tailed Godwit
[x] Common Sandpiper
[ ] Buff-breasted Sandpiper
[ ] Wood Sandpiper
10. What is the name of this bird?
[ ] Purple Sandpiper
[x] Marsh Sandpiper
[ ] Common Sandpiper
[ ] Buff-breasted Sandpiper