Share the magic world of finch foto’s. An exciting new world for finch enthusiasts

21 Jun
A pin-tailed whydah. Photo Kevin Solomon

A pin-tailed whydah. Photo Kevin Solomon

 

A Red-headed weaver. Photo Sheena deJager Miles

A Red-headed weaver. Photo Sheena de Jager Miles

 

A close up pic of a red-headed weavers nest taken in the Kruger National Park. Photo Lindsay Nutley

A close up pic of a red-headed weavers nest photographed in the Kruger National Park. Photo Lindsay Nutley

 

 

A blue waxbill cock bird. Photo Kevin Solomon

A blue waxbill cock bird. Photo Kevin Solomon

A steel blue widow finch.Cock bird. Photo Russell Kingston

A steel-blue widowfinch. Cock bird. Photo Russell Kingston

As of this month we kick start ” Share the magic world of finch foto’s ” . It’s very simple. All that we ask for is that finch enthusiasts from all over the world send their best finch pics to the secretary of the Rare Finch Conservation Group ( RFCG )  editor@avitalk.co.za. Once a month a selection of the best pics will be posted onto our blog as well as onto our new facebook page Www.facebook.com/rarefinch  The idea is to share the beauty of the more than 600 finch species in the world.  The rules are very simple. 1 ) Only finches photographed in the wild will be shown 2 ) Visuals of mutations or hybrids will not be accepted unless it is under exceptional circumstances of finches photographed from the wild. 3 ) Every pic needs to be submitted with the photographers name and the identity of the finch species. The secretary of the RFCG reserves the right to change the description of the species submitted  4 ) The finch species submitted need not be listed by the IUCN as threatened or near threatened.5 ) It’s agreed that every photograph submitted to the RFCG maybe used by the Rare Finch Conservation Group unconditionally for promotional purposes.

RFCG EcoTour 2013 group pic. L to R standing Kevin Solmon,Col Roberts,Mick Grixti,Rose Grixti,Sheena deJager Miles,Eelco Meyjes,front row Lindsay Nutley, Mick     , Russell Kingston

RFCG EcoTour 2013 group pic. L to R standing Kevin Solomon, Col Roberts, Mick Grixti, Rose Grixti, Sheena de Jager Miles, Eelco Meyjes, front row L to R Lindsay Nutley, Mick Markovski , Russell Kingston

The pic on the left is of the 2013 RFCG EcoTour group to Africa. Each member of the group kindly donated their best pics taken on tour to the RFCG to help raise the international awareness of finches in general and the conservation work required to help save threatened finches in the wild.

The RFCG is currently planning another 23 day EcoTour to the famous Kruger National Park, Botswana : which includes the Okavango Swamp and to Zimbabwe’s mighty Vic Falls for the end of this year 2014. For more information  contact Russell Kingston at indruss@bigpond.com or Eelco Meyjes at editor@avitalk.co.za

The Rare Finch Conservation Group is registered in South Africa as a non-profit organisation and is dependant on donors and sponsors to carry out its conservation work on finches in the wild. For more info visit http://www.rarefinch.org or write to the secretary at editor@avitalk.co.za

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