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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 - Coraciiformes - Kingfishers, Hoopoe, Bee-eaters, Rollers & Hornbills

This challenge closed almost 3 years ago.

The Challenge

The 15th 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 KINGFISHERS, HOOPOE, BEE-EATER, ROLLER, HORNBILL.

NO KEPT OR DOMESTIC BIRDS SORRY GUYS/GALS REMEMBER THE NO HUMANS/HUMAN MADE OBJECTS ALLOWED

Interesting Facts

> The Coraciiformes are a group of usually colorful near passerine birds including the kingfishers, the Hoopoe, the bee-eaters, the rollers, and the hornbills. They generally have syndactyly, with three forward-pointing toes (and toes 3 & 4 fused at their base), though in many kingfishers one of these is missing.

> The name Coraciiformes means “Raven-like”, which is a misnomer (ravens are passerines). Specifically, it comes from the Latin language “Corax”, meaning “Raven” and Latin “Forma”, meaning “form”, which is the standard ending for bird orders.

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: alcedo atthis by fezoj64

Completed

The Top Ten

Happy Hoopoe by Martin Smart

Happy Hoopoe by Martin Smart was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 8 votes.

  • Lilac Breasted Roller (Coracias caudatus), Botswana by Neville Jones
  • A great catch! by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
  • Little Honey Eater. by JazzieLouise
  • Bee Mine / Nature's Heart by naturalnomad
  • Kookaburra 2 by Werner Padarin
  • collared kingfisher 1 by birdpics
  • Kingfisher by Lifeware
  • Bush King - Mansfield, Victoria by Lynda Harris
  • Forest Kingfisher by Steven Guy

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