[Tweeters] Lewis and Clark's Montana Birds

Don McVay dmcvay at cmc.net
Tue Nov 6 15:22:40 PST 2007



> Hi Tweets,



> As promised here are the answers to the quiz offered in the previous

> post.



> Lewis and Clark’s common name:

> 6._____A. Cock of the Mountain

> 8._____B. Hen with pointed tail

> 4._____C. Logcock

> 1._____D. Leather-winged bat

> 10._____E. Speckled pheasant

> 3._____F. Calumet (Ceremonial pipes of the Shoshoni) bird *

> 2._____G. Bee Martin

> 9._____H. Missouri Plover

> 7._____I. Butterbox

> 5._____J. Delicious 

*According to the author: "The tail feathers of the Golden Eagle or
the Calumet Bird as labeled by Lewis and Clark were eagerly sought and
were used to adorn their (Shoshoni) calumets or ceremonial pipes".

>

> Common names used today:

> 1. Common Nighthawk

> 2. Eastern Kingbird

> 3. Golden Eagle

> 4. Pileated Woodpecker

> 5. Canvasback

> 6. Greater Sage Grouse

> 7. Bufflehead

> 8. Sharp-tailed Grouse

> 9. American Avocet

> 10. Spruce Grouse

>

>

> Don and Sandi McVay

> Seattle

> dmcvay at cmc.net

>

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