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    Default What bird are you most like?

    No, this is not another Facebook quiz. It was put together by the Cornell Lab ornithologists and educators. Answer 15 multiple choice questions and find out what North American bird you are most like.

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    Result: You Are a Screech-Owl!

    This pint-sized owl does not live up to its name: instead of screeching, Eastern Screech-Owls call with quiet trills and whinnies and Western Screech-Owls utter quiet whistled hoots. Screech-owls mate for life and may roost together. Birds seem to prefer a mate of the same age. Screech-owls roost and nest in natural cavities, woodpecker holes, nest boxes, and sometimes nooks and crannies on buildings. They feed on insects and small mammals and birds. Three species of screech-owls are found in North America, the Eastern, Western, and Whiskered screech-owls.
    Allüberall und ewig blauen licht die Fernen! Ewig ... ewig ...

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    Result:...RAVEN...
    I love music. I want music. I need music.

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    Result: You Are an American Kestrel!

    Quick and feisty, acrobatic and graceful, you are single-minded and determined. You enjoy traveling, going to baseball games, and eating on the go. You’re not interested in home maintenance—you’re exceptionally tolerant of messy living quarters.

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    American Kestrel here too... single-minded and determined yes, tolerant of messy living quarters definitely not...

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    I'd prefer to be a chickadee

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    Screech Owl checking in, with quiet trills and whinnies.

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    Do these polls ever give an insulting answer.

    If it doesn't tell me I'm a turkey, it's not based on real science.
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    Result: I am a dodo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Totenfeier View Post
    Screech Owl checking in, with quiet trills and whinnies.
    Me, too. I selected middle of the road answers for almost every question.
    Last edited by Open Book; Jan-22-2020 at 04:26.
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    When my girlfriend and I visited Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) we learned about the Haida culture.

    In Haida Gwaii, the eagle and raven represent two halves of a whole. On the dominant right side is eagle, a respected noble bird that leads by example, walking the straight path. On the opposite side is raven, a troubled anti-hero, who steals, lusts, tricks and changes identity.

    People are either an eagle or a raven. I’m an eagle and my girlfriend is a raven. An eagle plus a raven makes a good coupling.


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    Also a kestrel, and proud to be one.

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    I am not fond of birds. Can I be something else?
    "Life is too short to spend it wandering in the barren Sahara of musical trash."
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    Ok, I gave it a try.

    Result: You Are a Mallard!

    That is actually not a bad result. Mallards are pretty decent birds. Would hate to be a goose, pigeon, or seagull!

    But back to the Mallard. I read the description and it is not really me. I think the questions are not good enough to capture my strange personality.
    Last edited by Fritz Kobus; Jan-22-2020 at 04:21.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    Ok, I gave it a try.

    Result: You Are a Mallard!

    That is actually not a bad result. Mallards are pretty decent birds. Would hate to be a goose, pigeon, or seagull!
    Mallards are common, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Open Book View Post
    Mallards are common, though.
    True, would be nice to be some other kind of duck, a merganser perhaps.
    Last edited by Fritz Kobus; Jan-22-2020 at 05:19.
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