Jan 14 2014
My blog about the pyramid of Inca doves got me thinking of birds named for the Incan people. How many of these names exist?
A search found 13 birds with “Inca” in their English names…
…and prompted two quiz questions:
- All but one of these species is native to South America. Which bird doesn’t live in the land of the Incas?
- Can you think of birds named for other native American tribes or empires? I can think of only one.
(photo of an Inca tern at the National Aviary by Shawn Collins)