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Seabird call quiz

Jeremy Torrance web producer Jeremy Torrance web producer | 16:01 UK time, Tuesday, 3 August 2010

It's National Marine Week and to a nature lover what could be more evocative of the seaside than the sound of calling seabirds overhead?

But how well do you really know your seabirds? Can you tell the call of the gannet from that of the puffin, or the cry of the manx shearwater from the kittiwake's? Test your knowledge by identifying the common shoreline visitors from the sound clips below (in case you're wondering... none of the birds listed above are featured). If you get them all (or even if you don't) post your answers below.

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Remember to tune in to Radio 4 at 2.45pm on Sunday for A Guide To Coastal Birds and find out more about our estuary dwellers with Brett Westwood and sound recordist extraordinaire Chris Watson.

We'll post the answers on Tuesday 10 August. Good luck!

Update: We've posted the quiz answers now, how did you do?

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