To celebrate the upcoming release of the Android version of the MV Field Guide app, we're adding a suite of new species; species that have been specifically requested by the users of the existing iOS app.
However, we were missing images of a few species, including Victoria's bird emblem the Helmeted Honeyeater. With no images, these species were going to be left out of the app.
So we asked our MV Blog readers for help – and the response was overwhelming!
Helmeted Honeyeater, Lichenostomus melanops cassidix
Image: Ian J. Wilson
Source: Ian J. Wilson
Thank you to everyone who sent in images for our MV Field Guide photography competition. We wanted to include them all, but we had to be mindful of download size (with over 700 species in the app, that's a lot of pictures).
The winning photographers were:
- Neville Bartlett
- Leo Berzins
- Arthur Carew
- Micha Jackson
- Gordon Slater
- Ian J. Wilson
Thanks to these people, the upcoming Android version of the MV Field Guide (and the iOS upgrade) will include the Helmeted Honeyeater, the Diamond Firetail and the Little Eagle (along with 25 other new species).
Haven't got the MV Field Guide app? Download it for free from the App Store. Android users, stay tuned – it's coming soon!
UPDATE: The Android version is now available from Google Play. Hooray!
Diamond Firetail, Stagonopleura guttata
Image: Gordon Slater
Source: Gordon Slater