Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #June_2020. 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.
Yellow-eyed Babbler at the Aravali Biodiversity Park, Gurgaon, Haryana (Amit Sharma)
The Yellow-billed Stork is sometimes called the Wood Stork or the Wood Ibis. It is a large African wading stork, widespread in regions south of the Sahara and it also occurs in Madagascar. Photographed in Kruger National Park, South Africa (Ravi Kiran Reddy)
The White-throated Kingfisher is a tree kingfisher found widely distributed in Asia from the Sinai east through the Indian Subcontinent to the Philippines. The White-throated Kingfisher is a resident in much of its range, with some populations making short distance movements. Photographed in Chennai, Tamilnadu (Mohammed Ashraf)
The White-cheeked Barbet, also called the Small Green Barbet, is a barbet species found in southern India. It looks similar to the more widespread Brown-headed Barbet. Photographed in Thattekad, Kerala, India (Srivatsan Sathiyamoorthy)
Tree Swallows are migratory birds found in the Americas, and they breed in North America. Photographed in the USA (Jola Charlton)
The Straw-necked Ibis can be found throughout Australia (except parts of Western Australia, South Australia, and south-west Tasmania), New Guinea, and parts of Indonesia. This was photographed in Perth, Western Australia (Ashvij Putta)
Purple Sunbird photographed at the Bangalore outskirts (Praveen Guru)
The Painted Stork is a large wader in the stork family. It is found in the wetlands of the plains of tropical Asia south of the Himalayas in the Indian Subcontinent and extending into Southeast Asia. This large stork has a heavy yellow beak with a down-curved tip that gives it a resemblance to an ibis. Photographed in Mithapur, Gujarat, India (Chirag Parmar)
The Mugimaki Flycatcher is a small Old World flycatcher of eastern Asia. It is also known as the Robin Flycatcher. Its main habitats are forest and woodland, particularly at higher elevations. Photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (Richard Chong)
Lineated Barbet photographed in Kharagpur, West Bengal, India (Gargi Biswas)
The Lesser Shortwing is found in south-eastern Asia, Sumatra, Java and the Lesser Sundas. Its preferable habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. Photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (Richard Chong)
Lesser Goldenback Wodpecker, also known as the Black-rumped Flameback, is a widely distributed woodpecker in the Indian Subcontinent. It is one of the few woodpeckers that are seen in urban areas. This photo was taken in Baruipur, West Bengal, India (Soumyo Chatterjee)
The Indian Peafowl is a peafowl species native to the Indian Subcontinent. This species has been introduced to many other parts of the world. Photographed at the Dhanauri wetlands, Uttar Pradesh (Abhishek Iyer)
The Indian Grey Hornbill is a common hornbill found on the Indian Subcontinent. Mostly found in trees and commonly sighted in pairs. Photographed in Qudsia Bagh, Delhi, India (Kartik Wamdev)
The Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker is a small, dark woodpecker with dark irides. It is found from Nepal to Myanmar and northern Vietnam. Photographed in Chakki Modh, Bhojnagar Road, Kasauli (Kuldip Jaswal)
Grey-headed Woodpecker photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Feroze Hossain)
Grey Headed Babbler in Selangor, Malaysia. Photographed by Richard Chong.
Greater Yellownape Woodpeckers have a bright yellow crown just behind their head. They are one of the biggest woodpecker species and have very strong beaks and claws. Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Sumit K Sum)
The Great Barbet is native to the Indian Sub-continent and Southeast Asia. It is a resident breeder in the lower to middle altitudes of the Himalayas, ranging across northern India, Nepal and Bhutan, Bangladesh and some parts of southeast Asia, as far away as Laos. Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Arindam Saha)
The Eastern Reef Egret is also called the Pacific Reef Heron or the Eastern Reef Heron. This is a heron species found throughout southern Asia and Oceania. Photographed in Koh Larn, Thailand (Gargi Biswas)
American Robin photographed in Republic, WA (Tim Nicol)
Common Sandpiper photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh (Reitesh Khabia)
Black Necked Stork. It is a tall, long-necked wading bird in the stork family. This bird lives in wetland habitats and certain crops such as rice and wheat where is forages for a wide range of animal prey. Photographed in Dhanauri Wetlands, Uttar Pradesh, India (Sibananda Bhanja)
The Black-hooded Oriole is a bird of open woodland and cultivation. Photographed in Shantiniketan, West Bengal (Aparna Mondal)
The Baya Weaver is a weaverbird found across the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Baya Weavers are social and gregarious birds. They forage in flocks for seeds, both on the plants and on the ground. Photographed in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India (Vishwas Thakker)
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Edited by Abigail Ramudzuli, Campaign Manager