Top 25 birds of the week: Blue Feathers

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #Blue, your pictures can create awareness about the variety and beauty of birds in our environment. Here we present the Top 25 photographs of the week. Enjoy!

The Asian Fairy-bluebird is a medium-sized, arboreal bird. It is found in found in forests across tropical southern Asia, Indochina, the Greater Sundas and Palawan. Photographed at the Location Maxwell foothill, Tpg Pk, Malaysia (Winnie Ooi)

 

The other name for the White-bellied Blue Robin is the White-bellied Sholakili. It has a black face mask with a short whitish brow. The upper-side and breast are slaty blue grading to grey on the flanks. Photo taken in Munnar, Kerala, India (Sanjay Garg)

 

The White-bellied Blue Flycatcher is endemic to the Western Ghats of southwest India. Males are dark blue with a lighter shade of blue on the brow and have a greyish white belly. Females have rufous breast, a white face and olive grey above. Photographed in Thattekad, Kerala (Joel Ranjithkumar)

 

Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher photographed in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India (Uday Wandkar)

 

Snowy Browed Flycatcher photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (Richard Chong)

 

The Siberian Blue Robin is a migratory insectivorous species that breed in the eastern Palearctic from Siberia and northern Mongolia, northeastern China, Korea and across to japan. This species is larger than the European Robin. Photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (Richard Chong)

 

The Plumbeous Water Redstart is found in South Asia, Southeast Asia and China. Males of this species are slate blue in colour, while females are grey (Dr Radhakrishnan Sadasivam)

 

The Nilgiri Flycatcher is an Old World flycatcher with a very restricted range in the hills of southern India. Photographed in Munnar, Kerala (Pallavi Sarkar)

 

Male and female Mountain Bluebird in Republic, Washington. The male is bright blue and the female has muted blue plumage on her wings (Jola Charlton)

 

The Mangrove Blue Flycatcher is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. It is found in subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. Photographed in Perak, Malaysia (Lee Wee Yee)

 

Indian Peafowl photographed in Rajasthan, India (Anupam Kamal)

 

The Kalij Pheasant is found in forests and thickets, especially in the Himalayan foothills, from Pakistan to western Thailand. Photographed in Sattal, India (Arindam Saha)

 

The Indochinese Blue Flycatcher is found from southern Myanmar and the Malay Peninsula to Indochina and northeastern Sumatra. Photographed in Congkak, Hulu Langat, Malaysia (Charith Fernando)

 

Indian Blue Robin photographed in Rishop, Kalimpong, West Bengal, India (Mainak Debnath)

 

The Hyacinth Macaw is a parrot species native to central and eastern South America. Although it is generally easily recognized, it could be confused with the smaller Lear’s Macaw. Photographed in Singapore (Rashmi Deshpande)

 

The Eastern Bluebird is the most widespread of the tree bluebirds and range from eastern North America. South to Nicaragua. Photographed in the USA (Kelly Hunt)

 

The Common Kingfisher is a sparrow-sized bird with a typical short tail, and a large head for kingfishers. It is widely distributed over Europe, Asia, and north Africa, mainly south of 60 degrees North. Photographed in Amravati, Maharashtra, India (Sachin Sarode)

 

Chinese Blue Flycatcher is found in southern China and the Malay Peninsula. Photographed in Kedah, Malaysia (Kelvin Low)

 

The Blue Grosbeak is a large, vibrantly blue bunting which nests across most of the southern portion of the United States and into the Mid-west as well as northern Mexico. Photo taken in the USA (Kelly Hunt)

 

Blue-throated Blue Flycatcher photographed in Kerala, India (Pradnya Paralkar)

 

Blue-capped Rock Thrush breeds in the foothills of the Himalayas and winters in the hill forests of southern India. During the winter times, it is found throughout Pakistan, Bangladesh, parts of Myanmar and India. Photographed in Kharagpur, West Bengal, India (Gargi Biswas)

 

The Blue-winged Minla, also called the Blue-winged Siva, is found in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, ranging across Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam. Photographed in Nainital, Uttarakhand, India (Meeshan Agrawal)

 

The Blue-throated Barbet photographed at Sattal, Uttrakhand, India (Amandeep Singh)

 

The Blue Rock Thrush is a species of chat. This bird is an official national bird of Malta and was shown on the Lm 1 coins. Populations found in Europe, north Africa and Southeast Asia are mainly resident, apart from altitudinal movements. Photographed in Uma Maheshwaram, Telangana (Kishore Bakshi)

 

The Black-naped Monarch is also called the Black-naped Blue Flycatcher. It is a found in southern and south-eastern Asia. Photographed in Pune, Maharashtra, India (Narayanan Iyer(Naresh Iyer))

 

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Edited by Abigail Ramudzuli, Campaign Manager