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Study Guide Birds CORE Hunter Education Course

Birds Study Questions CORE

Study Guide For The CORE Hunter Education Courses

California Quail

California Quail

California Quail California quailhave a curving crest or plume, made of six feathers, that droops forward: black in males and brown in females; the flanks are brown with white streaks. Book […]

Turkey

Turkey

Turkey The turkey is a large bird in the genus Meleagris, native to North America. Book Your CORE Exam Here Males of both turkey species have a distinctive fleshy wattle, called a snood, that hangs from the […]

ptarmigans

ptarmigans

ptarmigans Ptarmigans have feathered feet and toes typical of this cold-adapted group. The genus Lagopus was introduced by the French zoologist Mathurin Jacques Brisson in 1760 with the willow ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus) as the type species. Book Your […]

doves and pigeons

doves and pigeons

doves and pigeons Columbidae (/kəˈlʌmbɪdiː/) is a bird family consisting of doves and pigeons. It is the only family in the order Columbiformes. These are stout-bodied birds with short necks and short slender bills that in some species feature fleshy ceres. […]

Pheasant

Pheasant

Pheasant Pheasants (/ˈfɛzənt/ FEH-zənt) are birds of several genera within the family Phasianidae in the order Galliformes. Although they can be found all over the world in introduced (and captive) populations, the pheasant genera native range is […]

Chukar Partridge

Chukar Partridge The chukar partridge (Alectoris chukar), or simply chukar, is a Palearctic upland gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae. It has been considered to form a superspecies complex along with the rock partridge, Philby’s partridge and Przevalski’s partridge and treated in the past as conspecific particularly […]

Blue Grouse

Blue Grouse

Blue Grouse The genus Dendragapus contains two closely related species of grouse that have often been treated as a single variable taxon (blue grouse). The two species are the dusky grouse (Dendragapus obscurus) and […]

Band-tailed pigeon

Band-tailed pigeon

Band-tailed pigeon The band-tailed pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata) is a medium-sized bird of the Americas. Its closest relatives are the Chilean pigeon and the ring-tailed pigeon, which form a clade of Patagioenas with a terminal tail band and iridescent plumage on their necks. […]

Upland game bird

Upland game bird

Upland game bird Upland game bird is an American term which refers to non-water fowl game birds in groundcover-rich terrestrial ecosystems above wetlands and riparian zones (i.e. “uplands”), which are commonly hunted with gun dogs (pointing breeds, flushing spaniels and retrievers). Book Your CORE Exam […]

mourning dove

mourning dove

mourning dove The mourning dove is a handsome streamlined bird with a small head and long pointed tail. Adult birds measure about 27.9-33 cm (11-13 inches) in length. The plumage […]

Snow Goose

Snow Goose

snow goose There are two colour phases in snow goose populations: a dark or blue phase and a white phase. Adults of the white phase are all-white with black wing […]

Canada Geese

Canada Geese

Canada Geese  A number of sub-species of Canada geese occur in BC. All are similar in appearance but vary considerably in size. The sexes look alike. They have a dark […]

Pintail

Pintail

Pintail The male has a brown back, white belly, distinctive pointed tail and brown head. In breeding plumage, a line of white feathers goes up the neck to the back […]

Wood Duck

Wood Duck

Wood Duck The male wood duck has dark cinnamon-coloured iridescent plumage on the chest, with white flecking. The sides are tan and the belly is white. The male has distinct […]

Migratory Game Birds

Migratory Game Birds

Migratory Game Birds Migratory game birds migrate to northern breeding areas in the spring and southern wintering areas in the fall. They include ducks, geese, woodcock and snipe. Hunters require […]

Ring-necked Pheasant

Ring-necked Pheasant

Ring-necked Pheasant The ring-necked pheasant is not native to BC but was introduced in the 1800s, and has thrived in the more southern parts of the province. The male ring-necked […]

Ptarmigan

Ptarmigan

Ptarmigan In winter, both male and female ptarmigans are totally white in colour, except for a black tail, beak and eyes. During the summer months, the male has a brown […]

Sharp-tailed Grouse

Sharp-tailed Grouse

Sharp-tailed Grouse Sharp-tailed grouse are a pale-brown colour with a black back. The sides and belly are speckled with black and white. In flight, the short pointed white tail distinguishes […]

Spruce Grouse

Spruce Grouse

Spruce grouse Spruce grouse males have black breasts with white spots on the sides. The hen is a dark, rusty brown. Both sexes have black and white barring on the […]