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 - Turdidae - Thrushes (Songbirds)

This challenge closed over 6 years ago.

The Challenge

The first 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 SONGBIRDS.

Interesting Facts

> The name which comes from Turdine meaning ‘thumb’ on the syrinx (vocal organ of birds and which allows some songbirds to produce more than one sound at a time)

> Turdidae or songbird family consists of thrushes, bluebirds, robins, blackbirds and many many more.

> They range from around 4.5 – 13 inches in size.

Information taken from RSPB and Wikipedia

For more information with a list of species in the family of Turdidae please click Fat Birder

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


Cover Image: Eastern Bluebird - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada by Ted Busby


The Top Ten

American Robin by Martin Smart

American Robin by Martin Smart was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 4 votes.

  • The European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) 2 by DutchLumix
  • Robin by Willem Hoekstra
  • Treasure of the Forest (Wood Thrush)  by Robert Miesner
  • Blackbird breakfast. by JanSmithPics
  • American Robin (True Thrush) by AnnDixon
  • Robin by Alyce Taylor
  • Just take your time  by steppeland
  • Blackbird singing at the break of dawn by Alan Mattison

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