Top 25 birds of the week: Bird Migration!

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #Migration. 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!

 

Yellow-rumped Flycatcher photographed in Selangor, Malaysia (Daniel Loong)

 

The Wood Sandpiper is the smallest of the shanks, which are mid-sized long-legged waders of the family Scolopacidae. Individuals of this species breed in subarctic wetlands from the Scottish Highlands across Europe and then east across the palearctic. They migrate to Africa, Southern Asia, particularly India and Australia. Photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh (Reitesh Khabia)

 

The White Wagtail is resident in the mildest parts of its range, but otherwise migrates to Africa. Photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India (Reitesh Khabia)

 

The Ultramarine Flycatcher is a small arboreal Old World flycatcher that breeds in the foothills of the Himalayas and winters in southern India. Photographed in Gir, Gujarat, India (Rajvi Parikh)

 

The Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher breeds in tropical Asia, from the Indian Subcontinent eastwards to Bangladesh and western Myanmar. Photographed in Pune, Maharashtra, India (Reitesh Khabia)

 

The Red-breasted Flycatcher breeds in eastern Europe and across Central Asia and is migratory in nature and it spends the winters in south Asia. Photographed in Sultanpur, Haryana, India (Satirtha Ghosh)

 

The Taiga Flycatcher is a winter migrant to India. Its winter distribution is mainly to north-eastern, eastern, and central India and the Eastern Ghats, reaching up to western Maharashtra, and Goa. Photographed in Rabindra sarobor Kolkata,West Bengal (Pradyut Choudhury)

 

The Spotted Redshank is a wader bird that breeds across northern Scandinavia and the northern Palearctic and migrates south to the Mediterranean, the southern British Isles, France, tropical Africa, and tropical Asia for the winter. Photographed in Faridkot, Punjab, India (Gagan Bedi)

 

The Siberian Thrush is a strongly migratory bird. Most individuals of this species move to southeastern Asia during winter. Photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (Richard Chong)

 

The Siberian Stonechat photographed in Paratwada, Maharashtra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)

 

Siberian Rubythroat is a migratory insectivorous species that breeds in mixed coniferous forests with undergrowth in Siberia. It nests neat the ground. Photographed in Rajarhat Grasslands, Kolkata, West Bengal, India (Navonil Dutta)

 

Rosy Starling photographed in Mumbai, India (Kalyani Kapdi)

 

The Red-breasted Flycatcher is a migratory bird that breeds in eastern Europe and across Central Asia, wintering in South Asia. Photographed in Faridkot, Punjab, India (Gagan Bedi)

 

Prothonotary Warbler photographed in Northern IL, USA (Peter Chromik)

 

The Pink-browed Rosefinch is a migratory bird that ranges across the northern regions of the Indian Subcontinent, mainly in the Himalayas. Photographed in Himachal Pradesh, India (Vijay Madan)

 

Mugimaki Flycatcher photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (Richard Chong)

 

Greylag Geese. The birds stay together as a family group, migrating southwards in autumn as part of a flock, and separating the following year. Photographed in Gajoldoba, West Bengal, India (Grace Marian)

 

Merlin. It is a small species of falcon from the Northern Hemisphere, with a number of subspecies throughout North America and Eurasia. Photographed in LRK, Gujarat, India (Reitesh Khabia)

 

Indochinese Blue Flycatcher photographed in Selangor, Malaysia (Richard Chong)

 

The Eurasian Wryneck, also known as the Northern Wryneck, is a species of wryneck in the woodpecker family. This species mainly breeds in temperate regions of Europe and Asia. Most populations are migratory, wintering in tropical Africa and in southern Asia from Iran to the Indian Subcontinent, but some are resident in northwestern Africa. Photographed in Chandu Budhera, Haryana, India (Sumit K Sum)

 

The common redshank is a widespread breeding bird across temperate Eurasia. It is a migratory species, wintering on coasts around the Mediterranean, on the Atlantic coast of Europe from Ireland and Great Britain southwards, and in South Asia. Photographed in Malaysia ( Saravanan Palanisamy)

 

Common Garden Brown Shrike photographed in in Malaysia (Terence Ang)

 

Citrine Wagtail photographed at the Rajarhat wetlands in Kolkata, West Bengal, India (Pradyut Choudhury)

 

The Chestnut-tailed Starling is a resident of partially migratory species found in wooded habitats in India and Southeast India. Photographed in Tamilnadu, India (Sundara Manikkam)

 

The Chestnut-eared Bunting is also called the Grey-headed bunting or Grey-hooded Bunting. Photographed in Dehradun, India (Kalyani Kapdi)

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Edited by Abigail Ramudzuli, Campaign Manager