Top 25 birds of the week: April 2021!

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #April2021. Your pictures can create awareness about the variety and beauty of birds in our environment. Here we present the Top 25 photographs of birds of the week. Enjoy!

The White-eared Bulbul is found in south-estern Asia from India to the Arabian Peninsula. Photographed in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India (Rajesh Mahajan)

 

White-crested Laughingthrush. This was photographed in Chakki Modh, Himachal Pradesh, India (Abhinav Poonia)

 

White Rumped Shama. Males are glossy black with a chestnut belly and white feathers on the rump and outer tail. Photographed in Mahananda, West Bengal, India (Grace Marian)

 

Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher photographed in Ganeshgudi, Karnataka, India (Vidya Vijay Kulkarni)

 

The Red-vented Bulbul (photographed in Thrissur, Kerala, India (Dr Simon Mathew)

 

The Palmchat is endemic to the island of Hispaniola, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic, and is often found in small flocks up high in palm trees (Owen Deutsch)

 

Rock Pigeon photographed in Delhi, India (Sumit K Sum)

 

Purple Sunbird photographed in Kallakurichi, Tamilnadu, India (Keerthi Hepziba Selvaraj)

 

The Painted Stork is found in the wetlands of the plains of tropical Asia south of the Himalayas in the Indian Subcontinent and extending into Southeast Asia. Photographed in Maharashtra, India (Pradnya Paralkar)

 

Pacific Golden Plover photographed in Mangalajodi, Odisha, India (Gargi Biswas)

 

The Malabar Grey Hornbill is an endemic bird to the Western Ghats and associated hills of southern India. Photographed in Sirsi, Karnataka, India (Paneendra BA)

 

Little Grebe photographed in Selangor, Malaysia Photographed (Saravanan Palanisamy)

 

The Lineated Barbet is native to the Terai, the Brahmaputra basin to Southeast Asia. It is a frugivore and nests in holes of tree trunks. Photographed in Selangor, Malaysi (Richard Chong)

 

The Laughing Dove is a small pigeon that is resident breeder in Africa, the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent, and Western Australia where it has established itself in the wild around Perth and Fremantle. Photographed in Paratwada, Maharashtra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)

 

Jungle Babblers are gregarious birds that forage in small groups of six to ten birds, a habit that gives them the popular name “Seven Sisters” in urban Northern India and Seven Brothers in Bengali. Photographed in Chakki Modd, Himachal Pradesh, India (Sumit K Sum)

 

The Himalayan Bulbul, or White-cheeked Bulbul, is a species of songbird in the bulbul family found in Central and South Asia. Photographed in Himachal Pradesh, India (Lalit Arora)

 

Grey-headed Swamphen photographed in Maharashtra, India (Pradnya Paralkar)

 

The Green Billed Malkoha is a non-parasitic cuckoo found throughout the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Photographed in Selangor, Malaysia. Photographed (Richard Chong)

 

The Greater Racket-tailed Drongo is a medium-sized Asian bird which is distinctive in having elongated outer tail feathers with webbing restricted to the tips. Photographed in Sirsi, Karnataka, India (Paneendra BA)

 

Great Barbet. The Great Barbet is an Asian barbet native to the Indian sub-continent and Southeast Asia, where it inhabits foremost forests up to 3000 m altitude. Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Momita Bhattacharya)

 

The Oriental Dollarbird can be found from Australia to Korea, Japan and India. This was photographed in Mahananda WLS, West Bengal, India (Chandranath Chatterjee)

 

Common Stonechat. Photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh< India (Reitesh Khabia)

 

The Common Kingfisher is a small and colorful bird that feeds on fish. Individuals of this species may also be found feeding on insects and frogs. Photographed in Purbasthali, Burdwan, W.B, India (Bratin Bhattacharya)

 

Black-hooded Oriole. It is a bird of open woodland and cultivation. Photographed in Rabindra sarowar, Kolkata, India (Grace Marian)

 

Asian Openbill Stork. Photographed in Ranganathittu, Karnataka, India (Moulie G J C)

 

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Edited by Abigail Ramudzuli, Campaign Manager