Top 25 birds of the week: Birds Interactions
In nature there are many types of interactions; mutualism where both organisms benefit, competition where both organisms may be negatively affected, commensalism where one benefits and the other is not affected, competition where each organism is affected negatively, and predation/parasitism/herbivory where one species benefits and the other is negatively affected.
Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #BirdsInteraction. 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.
A Red-billed Leiothrix and an Oriental White-eye enjoying a bath on a sunny afternoon. Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Sumit K Sum)
Ashy Tailorbird giving food to a Plaintive Cuckoo chick. Photographed in Pasir Ris Park, Singapore (Senthil Kumar Damodaran)
Atlantic Puffins photographed in Staple Island, England, UK (Gargi Biswas)
Blyth’s Starlings photographed in Thathekad, Kerala, India (Prabhakar T P)
Brown-fronted Woodpecker and a Red-billed Leiothrix. Photographed in Uttrakhand, India (Lalit Arora)
Clay-colored Thrush and a Blue Grey Tanager photographed in Costa Rica, Central America (Nagaraja Arkalgud)
Eurasian Spoonbill photographed with a Spot-billed Pelican in Srirangapatna, Karnataka, India (Birendra Kumar)
Glossy Ibises photographed in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India (Vishwas Thakkar)
Great Egrets photographed at the Mangalajodi wetlands, Odisha, India (Pradyut Choudhury)
Great White Pelican pair photographed in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India (Vidya Vijay Kulkarni)
Greater Flamingos photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India (Reitesh Khabia)
Greater Yellownape and a Great Barbet photographed in Uttrakhand, India (Lalit Arora)
Grey-headed Bulbul (second bird from the left) and Oriental White-eyes photographed at Coorg, Karnataka (Ramesh Aithal)
Himalayan Bulbul and a Great Barbet Uttrakhand, India (Lalit Arora)
Jerdon’s Leafbird and a Red-whiskered Bulbul photographed at the Bangalore outskirts, Karnataka, India (Ramesh Aithal)
Jungle Mynas photographed at the Bangalore outskirts, India (Ramesh Aithal)
Maintaining the social distance! Silver Bill Munias photographed in Haryana, India (Shalini Jain)
Malabar Trogons photographed in Western Ghats, India (Shantharam Holla)
No communication? Red Billed Leiothrix pair photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand India (Vidya Vijay Kulkarni)
Plain Prinia on the Jowar plant. This is a sorghum used as cereal in India. Photographed in Paratwada, Maharashtra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)
Red-vented Bulbuls photographed in Balurghat, Dakshin Dinajpur, West Bengal, India (Gargi Biswas)
Rose-ringed Parakeets photographed in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India (Arindam Saha)
Spotted Owlets photographed in Pune, Maharashtra, India (Narayanan Iyer ( Naresh Iyer))
Yellow-footed Green Pigeons photographed with Spotted Doves. They are competing seed-eaters. Photographed at the Satpura foothills near Paratwada, Maharashtra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)
Indian Vultures photographed with an Egyptian Vulture at the Devangana, District Chitrakoot (Dr. Mahesh Pandey)
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Edited by Abigail Ramudzuli, Campaign Manager