Top 25 birds of the week: June 2021!

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #June2021. 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 Black-and-yellow Broadbill is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Thailand. This was photographed in Selangor, Malaysia (Richard Chong)

 

Abbott’s Babbler photographed in Kedah, Malaysia (Richard Chong)

 

The Asian Openbill Stork is also known as the Asian Openbill. This stork is found in the Indian Subcontinent ad Southeast Asia. Although known to be resident in much of their range, they still make long distance movements in response to weather and food availability. Photographed in Paratwada, Maharashtra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)

 

Blue-winged Laughingthrush photographed in Sikkim, India (Dr. Malay Mandal)

 

The Brown Rock Chat, sometimes called the Indian Chat, is mainly found in northern and central India. It is often found on old buildings and rocky areas. Photographed in Shri Chamkaur, Sahib, India (Tarun Kapoor)

 

The Brown-breasted Flycatcher is a small passerine bird that breeds in north eastern India, central and Southern China and northern Burma and Thailand. Photographed in Nilgiris, Tamilnadu, India (Geetha Mani)

 

Common Greenshank. Photographed in Gajaldoba, West Bengal, India (Saptarshi Mukherjee)

 

The Common Sandpiper photographed in Bhitarkanika NP, Odisha, India (Sougata De)

 

The Golden-breasted Fulvetta is found from central Nepal through Bhutan, northern India and Myanmar to western China and northern Vietnam. Photographed in Darjeeling, India (Supriya Malhotra)

 

The Laced Woodpecker is found throughout Southeast Asia in the countries of Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. This was photographed in Selangor, Malaysia (Noreen Chong)

 

The Large Grey Babbler is found across India and far western Nepal. This species is locally common in the scrub, open forest and gardenland. Photographed in Bangalore, Karnataka, India (Paneendra BA)

 

The Laughing Dove is a small pigeon that is a resident breeder in Africa, the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent, and Western Australia where it has established itself in the wild around Perth and Fremantle. Photographed in Kanakpura, Karnataka, India (Moulie G J C)

 

Little Egret. Photographed in Dharwad, Karnataka, India (Krishna Devangamath)

 

The Long-tailed Broadbill are very sociable and they normally travel in large, noisy parties except during the mating season. Photographed in Kotdwar, Garhwal (Akanksha Asthana)

 

Oriental Magpie Robin photographed in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India (Vikram Bahal)

 

Malayan Laughingthrush photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (TW Loong)

 

The Pied Kingfisher is a water kingfisher widely distributed across Africa and Asia. Males of this species have a double band across the breast, while females have a single gorget that is often broken in the middle. Photographed in Mangalajodi Wetlands, Odisha, India (Sougata De)

 

The Plain Prinia is also called the Plain Wren-warbler or the White-browed Wren-warbler. Photographed in Gobichettipalayam, Tamilnadu, India (Sundara Manikkam)

 

The Purple Sunbird is a small bird in the sunbird family found mainly in South and Southeast Asia but extending west into parts of the Arabian Peninsula. Photographed in Jamalpur, Bihar, India (Nav Deep)

 

Rose-ringed Parakeet photographed in Kolkata, West Bengal, India (Grace Marian)

 

The Rufous Woodpecker is a medium-sized brown woodpecker found in South and Southeast Asia. Photographed in Rabindra Sarovar, West Bengal, India (Santanu Dey)

 

Scaly-breasted Munia. The plumage of juvenile Scaly-breasted Munia gradually develop into scale patterns as they grow and mature into adults. Photographed in Kolkata, West Bengal, India (Grace Marian)

 

The Shikra is a small bird of prey found widely distributed in Asia and Africa where it is also called the Little Banded Goshawk. Photographed in Anandpur Sahib, Punjab India (Abhinav Poonia)

 

Spot-billed Duck photographed in Vellode, Tamilnadu, India (Sundara Manikkam)

 

The European Turtle Dove photographed in Sattal, Uttrakhand, India (Roshan Tawar)

 

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Edited by Abigail Ramudzuli, Campaign Manager