I'm glad to receive answers from all over the World to the QuébecOiseaux

Quiz 25 is now on QuébecOiseaux quiz webpage at
A mystery bird that will puzzle many of those who will look at it. Even if
you have the magazine, you should take a look at the webpage for a better
view at a larger image.

For those who could have a problem in understanding the French text at the
website, here is a translation. I hope you will try to identify the quiz
bird and I will like very much to receive me your answer (for sure, you can
answer in English). Please don't include my message when replying. And don't
forget your postal address to have a chance to win one of the prizes.

DÉFI 25 (translation of the website text) :

This bird, a newcomer in your backyard, forage on the ground and act in a
fearful way, retreating in the hedge or in a bush everytime you move even a
bit. Here it is, in the open, for a moment. Which is this bird? Why?

Send your answer not later than January 5 to Michel  Bertrand, 900 rue des
Paysans, Sainte-Julie, Qc, Canada (J3E 1K7) or, by e-mail, to
[log in to unmask] . When answering, don't forget to include your complete
name and postal address (it's a rule to make you eligible for the draws).
Three one year subscriptions to the magazine QuébecOiseaux (or a
prolongation of your current subscription) which will be drawn among the
people who will have identified the bird correctly. And more: the Editor
Michel Quintin offers a copy of the field guide "Oiseaux du Québec et des
Maritimes" which will be also drawn among the people who will answer

Answer to quiz 24

The former quiz bird was a male Scarlet Tanager in basic plumage (Piranga
olivacea, Tangara écarlate). See the current issue of QuébecOiseaux for
detailed text on its identification.

Here are the winners of the quiz 24. The three subsciptions to QuébecOiseaux
have been won by Julie Dionne from Sainte-Catherine, Anne Hamel from
Saint-Hilaire and Réjane Lapointe from Chicoutimi. The Paquin & Caron field
guide has gone to Rachel Latreille from Salaberry-de-Valleyfield.

Good luck ! Have fun...

      Sainte-Julie, Qc
      [log in to unmask]




Le Défi 25 de QuébecOiseaux est maintenant affiché au site Internet à :
Un oiseau mystère qui ne sera pas évident pour tout le monde. Même ceux et
celles qui ont la revue auraient avantage à jeter un coup d'oeil à l'image
en plus grand format au site Internet.

Vous trouverez là, aussi, la réponse au Défi 24.

Identifiez le nouvel oiseau mystère et faites-moi parvenir votre réponse au
plus tard le 5 janvier en n'oubliant pas d'inclure votre nom complet et
votre adresse postale (c'est une règle pour être éligible pour les prix).

SVP, ne pas inclure le présent message avec votre réponse.

Voici les noms des gagnants du Défi 24. Les trois abonnements à
QuébecOiseaux ont été remportés par Julie Dionne de Sainte-Catherine, Anne
Hamel de Saint-Hilaire et Réjane Lapointe de Chicoutimi. Le guide Paquin et
Caron va à Rachel Latreille de Salaberry-de-Valleyfield.

Bonne chance...

     Sainte-Julie, Qc
     [log in to unmask]

N'oubliez pas d'identifier l'oiseau mystère :
Don't forget to identify the mystery bird at :