The ultimate alphabetical bird quiz (1)

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Subject: The ultimate alphabetical bird quiz (1)
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2008 19:06:34 +1100

Bob and  Leonie bought each of their children, Sean and Priscilla, an alphabetical wall chart.  Priscilla knew about a third of the birds on it.  However, Sean cut off the letters  and tried to attach them to different birds.  “He’s a funny kid”, said his father, “I think he might become one of those, you know, tax .., tax ...  What do they call them?”  “Tax accountants, dear?”, said Leonie.  “No”, said Bob, “taxonomists.  That’s what I mean”.


Leonie was  very pleased with Priscilla’s effort.  “That’s a nice result for a girl”, she said.  “If  she was  a real smarty-pants no-one would want to marry her”.


 Can you help Sean and Priscilla?  You need to get the name that connects the letter to the bird.  It might be a noun or  adjective, and it might be an obsolete, colloquial or even a scientific name.  In some  cases the name is from the label on the source picture.  Two points for each correct name, and one for a good try eg another name different from the one I have written down.  That  rule is reminiscent of the time John Lennard was on the Einstein Factor with ‘birds’ as his subject and got correct answers that weren’t the required ones.   Tough but there  do have to be rules. 


I’ll have to send the pictures in instalments, but before  having a go  you might want to wait for them all.  Here’s A-F.   Hint:  be careful with ‘B’. 


A-F comp.jpg



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