Top 25 birds of the week: Bird Interactions!
Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #interactions. 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.
White-rumped Munias photographed in West Bengal, India (Nupur Banik)
A pair of White-crested Laughingthrushes photographed in Changkran Roy, Cambodia (Richard Chong)
White-browed Fantail on a Red-wattled Lapwing. Photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India (Reitesh Khabia)
Sri Lanka Frogmouths are small frogmouths found in the Western Ghats of south India and Sri Lanka. They are nocturnal and are found in forest habitats. Photographed at the Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Kerala, India (Gargi Biswas)
Spotted Wood Owls photographed in Taiping Lake garden, Malaysia (Winnie Ooi)
Spotted Owlets are small owls that breed in tropical Asia from mainland India to Southeast Asia. They are common residents of open habitats including farmland and human habitation, they have adapted to living in cities. Photographed in Durgapur, West Bengal, India (Aparna Mondal)
Rose-ringed Parakeets photographed in Bangalore, Karnataka, India (Paneendra BA)
Red-whiskered Bulbuls are resident birds found mainly in tropical Asia. They have been introduced in may tropical areas of the world where populations have established themselves. Photographed in West Bengal, India (Nupur Banik)
Red-vented bulbul and Green Bee-eater in New Delhi, India (Lalit Arora)
Rainbow Lorikeets are found in Australia. They are common along the eastern seaboard, from northern Queensland to South Australia. Their habitat are rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas. These two were photographed in Sydney, NSW, Australia (Paneendra BA)
Peregrine Falcons photographed in San Pedro, CA – USA (John LeeWong)
Painted storks. These are large waders of the stork family. Their distinctive pink tertial feathers of the adults give them their name. Photographed in West Bengal, India (Grace Marian)
Northern Flickers, sometimes called Common Flickers, are medium-sized birds of the Woodpecker family. They are native to most of North America, parts of Central America, Cuba, and the Cayman Islands, and they are one of the few woodpecker species that migrate. Photographed in Pennsylvania, USA (Ashrith R. Kandula)
Little Ring Plovers. Photographed in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India (Samir Brahmbhatt)
Laughing Doves are small pigeons that breed in Africa, the Middle East, the Indian Subcontient, and Western Australia where they have established themselves in the wild around Perth and Fremantle. Photographed in Paratwada, Maharashtra (Ranjeet Chitrakar)
Jerdon’s Leaf Bird and a Red-whiskered Bulbul. Photographed in Bangalore, India (Arun Samak)
Indian Silverbills, also called White-throated Munia, are small passerine birds found in the Indian Subcontinet and adjoining regions. The species was formerly considered to include the closely related African Silverbill. Photographed in Bangalore, Karnataka, India (Paneendra BA)
Indian Robins are widespread in the Indian Subcontinent and range across Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Photographed in Karnataka, India (Mallikarjuna S)
House Sparrows photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India (Reitesh Khabia)
Hooded Mergansers. This is the only extant species in the genus Lephodytes. Hooded Mergansers are the second smallest species of the merganser, with only the smew of Europe and Asia being smaller, and it also is the only merganser whose native habitat is restricted to North America. Photographed in Arcadia, CA – USA (John LeeWong)
Greater Flamingos are the most widespread and largest species of the flamingo family. They are found in Africa, on the Indian Subcontinent, in the middle East, and in southeast Europe. Photographed in Bhilwara Rajasthan, India (Anil Tripathi)
Cattle Egrets are cosmopolitan species of heron found in the tropics, subtropics, and warm-temperate zones. Photographed in Kharagpur, West Bengal, India (Gargi Biswas)
The Brown-cheeked Fulvetta was previously known as the Quaker Babbler. This species is a resident breeder in Bangladesh, India and Southeast Asia. It is found in undergrowth of moist forests and scrub jungle. Photographed in Ganeshgudi, Karnataka, India (Vidya Vijay Kulkarni)
Blue-tailed Bee-eater photographed in West Bengal, India (Pradyut Choudhury)
Black headed Ibises are known as Oriental White Ibis, Indian White Ibis or Black-necked Ibis. They breed in the South- and Southeast Asia from India to the west and as far east as Japan. They are the only native ibis species I their range that have an overall white plumage with black neck and head. Photographed in Maharashtra, India (Maya Patil)
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Edited by Abigail Ramudzuli, Campaign Manager