Top 25 birds of the week: February 2021!

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #February2021. 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.

 

Western Bluebird (juvenile) photographed in Mountain View, CA, USA (Paneendra BA)

 

The Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher breeds in Asia, from the Indian Subcontinent eastwards to Bangladesh ad western Myanmar. Photographed in Sirsi, Karnataka, India (Paneendra BA)

 

The Streak-throated Woodpecker is found in the Indian Subcontinent. Photographed in West Bengal, India (Nupur Banik)

 

Siberian Thrush photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (Noreen Chong)

 

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker. It is found in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and occasionally gardens in a number of countries throughout South and East Asia. Photographed in Kolata, West Bengal, India (Grace Marian)

 

The Red-whispered Bulbul is a resident bird found mainly in tropical Asia. It has been introduced in many tropical areas of the world where populations have established themselves. Photographed in Thattekad, Kerala, India (Gargi Biswas)

 

Purple Swamphen photographed in Baroda, Gujarat, India (Chirag Parmar)

 

The Pale-billed Flowerpecker is a small bird that feeds on nectar and berries, found in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and western Myanmar. It is. Common bird especially in urban gardens with berry bearing trees. Photographed in West Bengal, India (Nupur Banik)

 

The Pale Blue Flycatcher is superficially similar in appearance to the Verditer Flycatcher, but is paler blue, with greyish underparts from throat to vent, and discontinuous black eye-patch. Both birds can be found in the same areas. Photographed in Selangor, Malaysia (Richard Chong)

 

Oriental White-eye pair photographed in Karnataka, India (Vidya Vijay Kulkarni)

 

The Marsh Sandpiper is a small wader and it breeds in open grassy steppe and taiga wetlands from easternmost Europe to the Russian Far East. Photographed in Haryana, India (Sanjeev Goyal)

 

The Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker is also known as the Black-rumped Flameback or the Lesser Goldenback. Photographed in Baruipur, West Bengal, India (Soumyo Chatterjee)

 

The Indian Paradise Flycatcher is a medium-sized passerine bird native to Asia, where it is widely distributed. Photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India (Reitesh Khabia)

 

Grey-sided Thrush photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (Noreen Chong)

 

The 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 southern Europe. Udaipur, India (Asha Sharma)

 

Flame-throated Bulbul photographed in Karnataka, India (Pradnya Paralkar)

 

The Fire-tufted Barbet is native to Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra, where it inhabits tropical moist lowland and montane forests. Photographed in Fraser’s Hill, Malaysia (Lee Wee Yee)

 

The European Robin is found across Europe east to Western Siberia and South to North Africa. This species is sedentary in most of its range except the far north. Photographed in Madrid, Spain (Gargi Biswas)

 

The Crested Pigeon is a widely distributed bird species throughout mainland Australia except or the far northern tropical areas. Only two Australian pigeon species possess an erect crest, the Crested Pigeon and the Spinifex Pigeon. This was photographed in Robe, Australia (Dr Radhakrishnan Sadasivam)

 

Common Stonechat photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh (Reitesh Khabia)

 

Common Greenshank photographed in Amravati Maharashtra (Prafulla Gawande Patil)

 

The Collard Kingfisher is a medium-sized kingfisher belonging to the tree kingfisher group. It is also known as the White-collared Kingfisher or the Mangrove Kingfisher. Photographed in Andaman, India (Asha Sharma)

 

The Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush is found in the northern regions of the Indian Subcontinent, eastwards towards parts of Southeast Asia. Photographed in Ghweri, Uttarakhand, India (Arindam Saha)

 

The Bluethroat is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family, it is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher. Photographed in Haryana, India (Lalit Arora)

 

The Australian Pied Cormorant is also known as the Pied Cormorant, Pied Shag or the Great Pied Cormorant. Photographed in Sydney, NSW, Australia (Paneendra BA)

 

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Edited by Abigail Ramudzuli, Campaign Manager