Bird of the Week Challenge: 12th May - a rainbow of colours

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Bird of the Week Challenge: 12th May - a rainbow of colours

Wow - cracking effort last week everyone. Truly fantastic! Loved to see a range of shots that weren't just birds (not that birds are 'just' anything...).

 

This week though it is back to the birds. Lets go through the rainbow and post photos of birds (or parts of birds) that fit. Follow the ROYGBIV - Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet in order (think those last 2 will be challenging...)

Guidelines:

  • You can post either a shot of a whole bird that has features that colour, or, even better, crop in on a part of the bird (leg, eye etc) that is that colour.
  • Keep with the order of the rainbow - ROYGBIV
  • A species can only be posted once (so if a rainbow lorikeet is used for green, it can't be used again for blue).
  • Each person can post multiple times but allow 2 other members to post before posting again.
  • Once we get through all the colours, go back to the beginning. Lets see how many times we can cycle through the rainbow.
  • State the name of the bird and the colour you are up to in the post.

 

desbee
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King Parrot - Red.

Des

Cotton
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Rainbow Lorikeet - Orange

Curtis

Rick N
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After being away all last week and missing all the fun of the last challenge, happy to add a Yellow Throated Miner

Elsie
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Scaly breasted lorikeet - Green

Cotton
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Blue Bonnet - Blue

Curtis

Araminta
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I hope the Purple Swamphen qualifies as Indigo??

M-L

Holly
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I would call that indigo ML smiley

 

I think indigo and violet are going to be pretty challenging so we may need to be a bit flexible but lets see how we go!

shoop
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So then maybe we can call my Splendid fairy Wren , VIOLET then ?

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Rick N
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Black Swan - Red 

Cotton
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Rufous Whistler - Orange

Curtis

rawshorty
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Black Shouldered Kite..............Yellow

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawshorty/ 

shoop
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Australian Ringneck ( Twenty Eight)  GREEN.

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Annie W
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BLUE.  Male Superb Fairy-wren

NW Tasmania

Elsie
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pale-headed rosella - I think that it's tail is indigosmiley I had to quite heavily crop it so sorry for the poor quality

shoop
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Ok back to VIOLET again , I think maybe the Red-capped Parrots look as though they have violet bellies.

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

pacman
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cycle 3

Crimson Chat - red

Peter

Araminta
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Three shades of -Orange- on a Spotted Pardalote

M-L

Cotton
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Striated Pardalote. Yellow.

Curtis

birdie
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Green Catbird... green

Sunshine Coast Queensland

shoop
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Welcome Swallow -BLUE

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Rick N
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Kingfisher - Indigo (I think)

sue818
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Gouldian Finch -- violet

shoop
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Excellent work guys smiley

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Elsie
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Scarlet honeyeater - Red

marvellous job with that last round guyssmiley

Araminta
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To me , the abdomen of the Eastern Spinebill looks pretty -orange-?

M-L

Rick N
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Yellow - Western Yellow Robin

shoop
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The male Mallard Duck has a lovely GREEN head.

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

pacman
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Blue - Variegated Fairywren

Peter

sue818
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Will this qualiify as indigo... somewhere between blue and violet?

birdie
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Nice one Sue ....

Sunshine Coast Queensland

shoop
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Great work again Sue ! So awesome !!!!!

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Araminta
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The Gang Gang Cockatoo has a very -RED- Head.

M-L

shoop
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Australian Shelduck probably a bit more brown than orange , so hope this passes as - ORANGE 

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Araminta
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The -YELLOW- eye of a Bush Thick-knee.

M-L

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Guidelines

  • Each person can post multiple times but allow 2 other members to post before posting again.

also Sue posted indigo so I think we missed VIOLET sad.  

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Araminta
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OMG, should this be my fault?????? Just shoot me now !!!!! God forbid someone made a mistake.....

If I'm guilty, I'm sorry crying

M-L

Cotton
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Don't worry Araminta - it's no-one's fault, everything will be fine. Here is a Turquoise Parrot that I took a week ago. Green. Sorry as always about the heavily cropping.

Curtis

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OK I will fill in the violet one that got missed.... pretty sure you can see the beautiful violet on the breast of this Wompoo fruit Dove ... now the next bird must be Blue

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Cotton
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Thanks birdie. I also clearly did not think of doing that.

Curtis

birdie
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No worries Cotton ....  it's all good

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Araminta
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Well, they don't come bluer than a male Satin Bowerbird?

M-L

Elsie
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Satin Flycatcher - Indigo

Annie W
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After resorting to a colour dropper tool to be sure, appears the face of this juvenile male Crescent Honeyeater comes after Indigo in the colour spectrum.  So, Violet (or lilac laugh) his face is.

NW Tasmania

Araminta
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The RED eye of a White-winged Chough.

M-L

Cotton
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Mallee Ringneck. Oops, just realised now that red has just been taken. This will have to do as orange. Sorry about the heavily cropping.

Curtis

shoop
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Banded Lapwing- YELLOW

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Araminta
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Olive GREEN Lewin's Honeyeater

M-L

Rick N
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Nice work on the Violet Annie J.

sue818
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BLUE-winged Kookaburra. Love the variety that this challenge is producing. Great photos from everyone and a real challenge to find some colours, Sue

birdie
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OMG that Banded Lapwing is totally out there Shoop!!!  I have NEVER seen one... looks like it has a biggles mask on!!! Fantastic!

Sunshine Coast Queensland

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