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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) - Order - Galliformes - Grouse, Quail, Ptarmigan, Partridge, Pheasant, Cracidae

This challenge closed over 3 years ago.

The Challenge

The 13th 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 GROUSE, QUAIL, PTARMIGAN, PARTRIDGE, PHEASANT, CRACIDAE.

NO KEPT OR DOMESTIC BIRDS

Interesting Facts

> Common names are gamefowl or gamebirds, landfowl, gallinaceous birds or galliforms.

> This group has more than 250 living species, one or more of which are found in essentially every part of the world’s continents (except for the innermost deserts and perpetual ice).

> They are important as seed dispersers and predators in the ecosystems they inhabit.

> All are skilled runners that can fly only a few hundred feet when escaping danger. Males of most species are more colorful than the females. Males often have elaborate courtship behaviors that include strutting, fluffing of tail or head feathers, and vocal sounds.

> They are mainly non-migratory birds.

> These birds vary in size from the diminutive King Quail (Coturnix chinensis) at 12.5 cm (5 in) long and weighing 28–40 g (1–1.4 oz) to the largest extant galliform species, the North American Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), which may weigh as much as 14 kg (30.5 lb) and may exceed 120 cm (47 in).

Information courtesy of Wikipedia

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 posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information

PLEASE ADD YOUR IMAGE TO THE GROUP, IMAGES THAT ARE NOT ADDED TO THE GROUP WILL RISK NOT BEING FEATURED IF YOU WIN

Cover Image: DON'T TREAD ON ME by Dennis Small

Completed

The Top Ten

DON'T TREAD ON ME by Dennis  Small

DON'T TREAD ON ME by Dennis Small was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 8 votes.

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  • Amhearst pheasant by Natalia1380
  • Ruffed Grouse by naturalnomad
  • The evasive pheasant by Alan Mattison

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