Top 25 birds of the week: Forests!

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

Blue-throated Barbet. It is found in evergreen forests, deciduous forests, gardens, orchards, teak forests and cities with fruiting tree. Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Momita Bhattacharya)

 

Black and Orange Flycatcher photographed at the Nilgris, Tamilnadu, India (Sundara Manikkam)

 

The Blue-winged Pitta is found in lowland subtropical and tropical forests. Photographed in Selangor, Malaysia (Richard Chong)

 

The Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch is found in the Indian Subcontinent occurring in the countries of India, Tibet, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. It inhabits subtropical or tropical forest, that are dry or moist forests, and in montane and lowland forests. Photographed in Sattal Forest, Uttarakhand, India (Sumit K Sum)

 

White-breasted Nuthatch photographed in Toronto, Ontario (Dr James David Raj)

 

The Forest Wagtail is usually found in open areas of the woodland such as clearings. In winter it is found mainly in well-shaded forest habitats or along paths in coffee plantations and clearings in forests. Photographed in Madurai, India (Dr James David Raj)

 

The Golden-hooded Tanager is a very attractive small tanager of humid tropical lowlands. It is found in evergreen edges, plantations, and gardens. Photographed in Costa Rica Forest, Central America (Nagaraja Arkalgud)

 

Little Corellas range from arid deserts of central Australia to the eastern coastal plains, but they are not found in thick forests. Photographed in Borossa Valley, Australia (Dr Radhakrishnan Sadasivam)

 

Malabar Trogon. It is found in the forests of Sri Lanka and Peninsular India. In India, it is mainly found in the western Ghats, hill forests of central India and in parts of the Eastern Ghats. Photographed in Kerala, India (Chandranath Chatterjee)

 

Malabar Whistling Thrush photographed at the Nilgris, Tamilnadu, India (Sundara Manikkam)

 

Pygmy Wren-babbler, also known as the Pygmy Cupwing, is found in southern and eastern Asia from the Himalayas to the Lesser Sunda Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. Photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (TW Loong)

 

Blue-capped Rock-thrush photographed in Kolhapur Maharashtra, India (Sakshi Pawar)

 

The Prong-billed Barbet inhabits the humid highland forests of Costa Rica and western Panama. Photographed in Costa Rica, Forest, Central America (Nagaraja Arkalgud)

 

Red Bearded Bee-eater. It is a large species of bee-eater found in the Indo-Malayan sub-region of South-east Asia. This species of fond in openings in patches of dense forests. Photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (Richard Chong)

 

The Red-billed Leiothrix is found in a wide variety of habitats in the Hawaiian Islands including both native and exotic forests from sea leaven to near mountain summits exceeding 4,000 m elevation. Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand (Vidya Vijay Kulkarni)

 

Red-billed Leiothrix photographed in Chakki Modh, Himachal Pradesh, India (Abhinav Poonia)

 

The Red-breasted Flycatcher breeds in both mixed and deciduoud woodlands near water, and usually favours mature forests with clearings and watersides. Photographed in Haryana, India (Jitin Kalra)

 

Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush photographed in Bhpojnagar, India (Rajesh Mahajan)

 

Rufous-collared Kingfisher. This bird is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. Photographed in Malaysia (Saravanan Palanisamy)

 

The Short-tailed Babbler is found in Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand as well as the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. Its natural habitat is tropical moist lowland forests. Photo taken in Pahang, Malaysia (Richard Chong)

 

Silver-throated Tanagers are found in cloud, mature and second-growth forests where moss, epiphytes and vines are more readily available from Costa Rica, south along the Andes down to western Ecuador. Photographed in Costa Rica, Forest, Central America (Nagaraja Arkalgud)

 

The Fork-tailed Woodnymph is known as a solitary hummingbird. This one was found and photographed in Ecuador (Owen Deutsch)

 

White Bellied Blue Flycatcher photographed in Ganeshgudi, Karnataka (Moulie G J C)

 

White-rumped Shama are found in forested areas, in secondary jungle or where there is dense underbrush or thick wood cover. Photographed in Ganeshgudi, Karnataka (Vidya Vijay Kulkarni)

 

White-throated Laughingthrush photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (PS Bhandari)

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Edited by Abigail Ramudzuli, Campaign Manager