Top 25 birds of the week: Birds and Flowers!
Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #birdsinflowers. 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!
White-cheeked Himalayan Bulbul photographed in Punjab, India (Rajesh Mahajan)
The Stripe-throated Yuhina is found from the Himalayas to southern China and central Vietnam. Photographed in Barsey, West Sikkim, India (Feroze Hossain)
The Streaked Spiderhunter is also found in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and montane forest. Photographed in Latpanchar, West Bengal, India (Feroze Hossain)
The Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker is found in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and occasionally gardens in a number of countries throughout South and East Asia. Photographed on the outskirts of Kolkata, India (Kalyan Kumar Phani)
Rufous Sibia. Photo taken in Latpanchar, West Bengal, India (Pradyut Choudhury)
The Rosy Starling is a passerine bird in the starling family. This bird is also known as the Rose-coloured Starling or Rose-coloured Pastor. Photographed in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India (Pradnya Gharpure)
Rose-ringed Parakeet. Photographed in Bonobitan, Saltlake, Kolkata, West Bengal (Pradyut Choudhury)
The Purple Sunbird is a small bird in the sunbird family found in South and Southeast Asia but extending west into parts of the Arabian Peninsula. Photographed in Rajasthan, India (Anupam Kamal)
The Plain Prinia is also known as the Plain Wren-warbler or White-browed Wren-warbler. It is a small cisticolid warbler found in southeast Asia. It is a resident breeder from Pakistan and India to south China and southeast Asia. Photographed in Paratwada, Maharashtra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)
Northern Double-collared Sunbird (Owen Deutsch)
The Musk Lorikeet inhabits central or eastern Australia. It is now the only species in the genus Glossopsitta. Photographed in Melbourne, Australia (Dr Radhakrishnan Sadasivam)
Loten’s Sunbird photographed in Alibaug, Maharashtra, India (Kalyani Kapdi)
The Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker. Also known as the Black-rumped Flameback or the Lesser Goldenback. Photographed in Kanha, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)
Indian White-eye, also known as the Oriental White-eye. Photographed in Latpanchor, West Bengal, India (Chandranath Chatterjee)
The House Sparrow is strongly associated with human habitation, and can live in urban or rural settling. Though it is found in widely varied habitats and climates, it typically avoids extensive woodlands, grasslands and deserts away from human development. Photographed in Himachal Pradesh, India (Lalit Arora)
The Grey-breasted Spiderhunter occurs in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. It is sometimes considered conspecific with the Streaky-breasted Spiderhunter. Photographed in Selangor, Malaysia (Saravanan Palanisamy)
The Fire-tailed Myzornis is found in Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar and Nepal. Photographed in Hilley, West Sikkim (Feroze Hossain)
Crimson Sunbird. Photographed in Laipanchor, West Bengal, India (Kalyan Kumar Phani)
The Common Myna, also called the Indian Myna, is native to Asia. Its range is increasing at such a rate that in 2000 it was declared one of the world’s most invasive species. Photographed in Bonobitan, Saltlake Kolkara, West Bengal, India (Pradyut Choudhury)
The Chestnut-tailed Starling is also known as the Grey-headed Myna. This bird is a resident or partially migratory, and it is found in wooded habitats in India and Southeast Asia. Photographed in Panchalingeshwar, Odisha, India (Gargi.Biswas)
Blue-capped Rock Thrush photographed in Bhutan, India (Dr Radhakrishnan Sadasivam)
The Xantus’s Hummingbird is an endemic bird to the Baja California Peninsula. Photographed in Baja California Sur, Loreto (Tom Haglund)
The Tawny-bellied Babbler. Photographed in Panchalingeshwar, Odisha, India (Gargi Biswas)
A Grey-breasted Spiderhunter probing into Rose Apple blossoms for nectar. Photographed in Selangor, Malaysia (Saravanan Palanisamy)
A female Olive-backed Sunbird pecking on a Heliconia blossom. Photographed in Selangor, Malaysia (Saravanan Palanisamy)
Our mission is to build a global community around the freedom and beauty of birds in the wild as ambassadors for the natural ecosystems that they depend upon. They are the music, decoration, and character of every terrestrial habitat on the planet and have been around since the dinosaurs. They are the witnesses and ambassadors of the awesome power of nature. The wide availability of good, cheap optics has opened their world to us for the last few decades. Amazing, affordable DSLR cameras with long lenses are delivering brilliant digital bird imagery to online communities.
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Edited by Abigail Ramudzuli, Campaign Manager