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Question 1: It breeds in the southern Rocky Mountains from Colorado to central ________ and New Mexico, and winters into northern Mexico.
ArizonaGeorgia (U.S. state)FloridaAlabama

Question 2: The description consisted merely of the laconic remark "F[ringilla] nigra, ventre albo. ("A black '________' with white belly"), a reference to a source, and a statement that it came from "America".

Question 3: A sample of the song can be heard at the USGS web site here (MP3) or at the ________ web site here.
Cornell Lab of OrnithologyS.C. Johnson Graduate School of ManagementCornell UniversityCornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Question 4: This bird is common across much of temperate North America and in summer ranges far into the ________.
North American ArcticDesertArcticAntarctica

Question 5: Linnaeus' source was Mark Catesby who described the Slate-colored Junco before ________ as his "snow-bird", moineau de neige or passer nivalis ("snow sparrow") thus:
Taxonomic rankBinomial nomenclatureSpeciesFungus

Question 6: ________.
ExtinctionConservation statusEndangered speciesIUCN Red List

Question 7: The Slate-colored Junco is a rare vagrant to western ________ and may successfully winter in Great Britain, usually in domestic gardens.
EuropeEastern EuropeWestern EuropeBalkans

Question 8: It breeds in the northern Rocky Mountains from southern ________ to eastern Idaho and western Wyoming; it winters in central Idaho and nearby Montana and from southwestern South Dakota, southern Wyoming, and northern Utah to northern Sonora and Chihuahua.
AlbertaBritish ColumbiaQuebecCanada

Question 9: The Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis, is the best-known ________ of the juncos, a genus of small grayish American sparrows.
Biological classificationLifeEvolutionSpecies

Question 10: Juveniles often have pale streaks and may even be mistaken for ________ (Pooecetes gramineus) until they acquire adult plumage at 2 to 3 months.
Vesper SparrowPasserineSong SparrowAmerican sparrow


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