Top 25 birds of the week: July 2021!

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #July2021. Birds are admired for their beauty and their ability to fly and most importantly birds are admired for the role they play in the ecosystem. These pictures create awareness about the variety and beauty of birds in our environment. Here we present the Top 25 photographs of birds of the week.


The Banded Woodpecker is also known as the Banded Red Woodpecker. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. Photographed in Singapore (Girish Jamadagni)


The Baya Weaver is a weaverbird found across the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Photographed in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India (Renu Kohli)


Blue-capped Rock Thrush photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Vidya Vijay Kulkarni)


Bluethroat. Photographed in Hooghly, West Bengal, India (Avijit Dutta)


The Brown-fronted Woodpecker ranges across the northern regions of the Indian Subcontinent, primarily the lower to middle altitudes of the Himalayas. Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Chandranath Chatterjee)


The Common Kingfisher is also known as the Eurasian Kingfisher or the River Kingfisher. It is a small kingfisher with seven subspecies recognized within its wide distribution range. Photographed in Kharagpur, West Bengal, India (Gargi Biswas)


Common Moorhen photographed in Keoladeo NP, Rajasthan, India (Sougata De)


Common Myna. Photographed in Kolkata, India (Nandita Bhattacharya)


The Crimson-winged Woodpecker is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand. This was photographed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Richard Chong)


The Eurasian Spoonbill is also known as the Common Spoonbill. It is a wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family. Photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India (Reitesh Khabia)


The Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, India and Myanmar. This was photographed in Kanchrapara, West Bengal, India (Lmg Lmg)


Grey-winged Blackbird photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Feroze Hossain)


The Grey-headed Woodpecker is a Eurasian member of the woodpecker family. It is found in wide parts of Central, Northern and Eastern Europe, as well as a wide belt south of the boreal coniferous forests across Asia all the way to the Pacific coast, Sakhalin and Hokkaidō. Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Gargi Biswas)


Male Kalij Pheasant photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Arindam Saha)


Lesser whistling Ducks photographed in Kathlaur, Pathankot, Punjab, India (Rajesh Mahajan)


The Purple Heron is a wide-ranging species of wading bird in the heron family. It breeds in Africa, central and southern Europe, and southern and eastern Asia. Photographed in Mangalajodi, Odisha, India (Gargi Biswas)


The Purple Sunbird is a small bird found mainly in South and Southeast Asia but extending west into parts of the Arabian Peninsula. Photographed in Jodhpur Rajasthan, India (Renu Kohli)


Red Munia. Also known as the Red Avadavat or the Strawberry Finch. Photographed in Mysore, Karnataka, India (Arun Kumar)


Stork-billed Kingfisher. The shape of its bill resembles that of a stork so the name Stork Billed Kingfisher. Photographed in Rajchandrapur, Howrah (Grace Marian)


Streaked Spiderhunter photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (TW Loong)


The Yellow-bellied Prinia. Photographed in West Bengal, India (Subrata Das)


The Verditer Flycatcher is an Old World flycatcher found from the Himalayas through Southeast Asia to Sumatra. Photographed in Rishyap, Darjeeling hills, West Bengal, India (Nandita Bhattacharya)


West Indian Woodpecker. This bird has a unique a polyandrous breeding system. One female will mate with two different males and be raising two broods at the same time (Owen Deustch)


The White-throated Kingfisher is tree kingfisher widely distributed in Asia from the Sinai east through the Indian Subcontinent to the Philippines. Photographed in Selangor, Malaysia (Saravanan Palanisamy)


White-bellied Blue Flycatcher photographed in Ganeshgudi, Karnataka, India (Vidya Vijay Kulkarni)


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Edited by Abigail Ramudzuli, Campaign Manager