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Nature Photography Challenge (wild creatures, plants and places only)

A regular photography contest for Nature lovers who love to learn and teach.

(Birds Category) - Family - Fringillidae - Finches

This challenge closed about 5 years ago.

The Challenge

The 3rd in our new challenge layout catering for all aspects of nature for us nature lovers.

As you can see the title will start with the category which will make it easier for me when choosing what challenge to do next, I can see the challenges I have already run in this category.

For this challenge please add your images of FINCHES.

Interesting Facts

> Finches are classified into three groups.

The first group comprises of the birds with small, triangular bills, (such as the canary, sparrow, bunting, towhee, and junco) and the ones that are specifically named finch (e.g., chaffinch, bullfinch, and goldfinch).

The second group includes those with thick, rounded bills (as the grosbeak and cardinal).

The third group, on the other hand, consists of the crossbills i.e. the rose-colored northern birds whose mandibles (as their name implies) cross over at the tips.

> These birds are vegetarian and mostly feed on seeds, fruit, buds, and weed seeds.

> Darwin’s finches of the Galapagos islands, provided evidence of natural selection and are now recognized to be peculiar tanagers (Thraupidae).

Information courtesy of Wikipedia and Lifestyle Lounge

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite.

Rewards & Prizes

1st place winners will have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time.
Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s permanently posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information

ENTRIES MUST BE ADDED TO THE GROUP FIRST OR BE DELETED FROM THE CHALLENGE.

Cover Image: Lesser Goldfinch by Martin Smart

Completed

The Top Ten

Lesser Goldfinch by Martin Smart

Lesser Goldfinch by Martin Smart was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 6 votes.

  • A Sunny American Goldfinch by Robert Miesner
  • Chaffinch eating by Gabor Pozsgai
  • Zebra Finch by triciaoshea
  • Chaffinch - male by roumen
  • Presenting an American Gold Finch by David Friederich
  • Female House Finch by Alyce Taylor
  • Indigo blue by Chuck Chisler
  • MIGRANT #2 by Dennis  Small
  • American Gold Finch by Dave & Trena Puckett

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