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Quiz: Which NC bird are you?

Which NC bird are you?, College of Natural Resources, Great Blue Heron, courtesy Lauren McLaughlin - 1

From its high mountain peaks to coastal marshes, North Carolina is home to a wide variety of bird species. While the exact number of birds fluctuates throughout the year due to migration, wildlife officials estimate that more than 475 bird species can be found across the state. You can take a quick quiz below to find out which species you identify with.

What's your favorite color scheme?

Which NC bird are you?, College of Natural Resources, color scheme, courtesy Lauren McLaughlin - 1 Photo Credit: Lauren McLaughlin

Which best describes your personality?

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What does your ideal vacation look like?

Which NC bird are you?, College of Natural Resources, Bond Park, courtesy Lauren McLaughlin - 1 Photo Credit: Lauren McLaughlin

Are you a night owl or an early bird?

Which NC bird are you?, College of Natural Resources, Clock, courtesy Lauren McLaughlin - 1 Photo Credit: Lauren McLaughlin

What is your favorite food?

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Which NC bird are you?
Barred Owl

Which NC bird are you?, College of Natural Resources, Barred Owl, courtesy W. Scott Young - 1

The barred owl is native to the Eastern United States, but spread to parts of the Pacific Northwest in the twentieth century. They dwell in mature hardwood forests, often near water. You're most likely to hear them at night when they are most active.
Indigo Bunting

Which NC bird are you?, College of Natural Resources, Indigo Bunting, courtesy Jessica Nelson - 1

The indigo bunting is one of the most prevalent song birds of the Eastern United States. Their habitats consist of forest edges and overgrown fields. Males are deep blue, while females are brown and much harder for predators to spot.
Roseate Tern

Which NC bird are you?, College of Natural Resources, Roseate Tern, courtesy Alcides Morales - 1

The roseate tern is a marine species with a historical range that includes much of the Eastern United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. They are endangered due to human impact, competition, and predation. During breeding season, their bills and legs turn red-orange.
Rufa Red Knot

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The rufa red knot is a long distance aviation master, migrating between Tierra del Fuego and the Central Canadian Arctic. Their plumage is rusty red in the arctic and gray in the South. Unfortunately, they are threatened due to coastal development and over-harvesting of the horseshoe crab, one of their main food sources.
Great Blue Heron

Which NC bird are you?, College of Natural Resources, Great Blue Heron, courtesy Lauren McLaughlin - 1

The great blue heron is a wader species whose NC populations have remarkably increased since the 1980's due to an increase in ponds and reservoirs. While they are most common in the Piedmont, they have been known to feed in Brackish waters. They also nest in trees to avoid predators.