Top 25 birds of the week: August 2021!

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #August2021. We admire birds for their beauty and their ability to fly and most importantly for the role they play in the ecosystem. These pictures create awareness about the variety and beauty of birds in our environment. Here we present the Top 25 photographs of birds of the week.


The Common Loon is also known as the Great northern Diver. It is a large member of the loon or diver family of birds. Photographed in Republic, WA (Tim Nicol)


Zitting Cisticola photographed in Bangalore, Karnataka, India (Paneendra BA)


The Brahminy Starling is a resident breeder in Nepal and India, a winter visitor to Sri Lanka and a summer visitor in parts of the western and northeastern Himalayas. Photographed at the Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan (Rajesh Mahajan)


Streak-throated Woodpecker. Photographed in Baruipur, West Bengal, India (Soumyo Chatterjee)


Siberian Blue Robin. Photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (Richard Chong)


The Calliope Hummingbird is the smallest bird native to the United States and Canada. Photographed in Republic, WA (Tim Nicol)


The Common Myna is also known as the Indian Myna. It is a bird of open woodland with strong territorial instinct. The species has adapted extremely well to urban environments. Photographed in Kharagpur, West Bengal, India (Gargi Biswas)


Indian White-eye. Photographed in Baruipur, West Bengal, India (Soumyo Chatterjee)


The Short-tailed Babbler is a tropical bird found in the Peninsular Malaysia Singapore, and Thailand as well as the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. Photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (Richard Chong)


Spotted Laughingthrush. Photographed in Barsey, West Sikkim, India (Feroze Hossain)


The Purple Sunbird is a small bird of the sunbird family. It is mainly found in South and Southeast Asia but it extends west into parts of the Arabian Peninsula. Photographed in Durgapur, West Bengal, India (Debaditya Sarkar)


Brown Wood Owl photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Feroze Hossain)


Eurasian Hoopoe photographed in Nilgiris, Tamilnadu, India (Manojkumar Divakaran)


The Great Barbet is an Asian barbet which is native to the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Simi Gopalan)


The Greater Painted-snipe is a wader bird found in marshes in Africa, South Asia and South-east Asia. It is a medium-sized, plump wading bird. Photographed in Jhal Thikriwal, Kapurthala, Punjab, India (Rajesh Mahajan)


Indian Courser Juvenile. Photographed in Tamil Nadu, India (Moulie G J C)


The Indian Roller is found widely distributed from West Asia to the Indian Subcontinent. It is often found perched on roadside trees and wires. Photographed in Daburji, Kapurthala, Punjab, India (Rajesh Mahajan)


Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker. Photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India Reitesh Khabia)


The Indochinese Blue Flycatcher. Photographed in Selangor, Malaysia (Richard Chong)


The Kalij Pheasant is a pheasant found in forests and thickets, especially in the Himalayan foothills, from Pakistan to western Thailand. Photographed in Sattal , Uttarakhand (Simi Gopalan)


The Slaty-headed Parakeets. Photographed in Sattal , Uttarakhand, India (Simi Gopalan)


The Small Pratincole is also called the Little Pratincole or the Small Indian Pratincole. Photographed in Paratwada, Maharashtra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)


Streaked Laughingthrush. Photographed Kotdwar, Uttarakhand, India (Akanksha Asthana)


The Wood Sandpiper is a small wader that breeds in subarctic wetlands from the Scottish Highlands across Europe and then east across the Palearctic. Photographed in Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu, India (Moulie G J C)


The Yellow-wattled Lapwing is endemic to the Indian Subcontinent. This bird is found mainly on the dry plains of the peninsular India and has a sharp call and capable of fast flight. Photographed in Sulur, Tamil Nadu, India (Moulie G J C)


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Edited by Abigail Ramudzuli, Campaign Manager