Top 25 birds of the week: LBBs

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #LBBs. 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 Ashy Prinia, also called the Ashy Wren-warbler, is a resident breeder in the Indian Subcontinent, ranging across India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Western Myanmar. Photographed in Uttar Pradesh, India (Sibananda Bhanja)

 

The Bengal Bush Lark is a short-tailed lark found in the Indian Subcontinent and south -east Asia. It is common bird in dry, open, stony country. Photographed in Boshipota, West Bengal, India (Nandita Bhattacharya)

 

Blyth’s reed Warbler. This is an Old World warbler that breeds in the Palearctic and easternmost Europe. Photographed in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India (Uday Wandkar)

 

The Booted Warbler is also an Old World warbler which was formerly considered to be conspecific with Sykes’s Warbler, but the two are now both afforded species status. Photographed in Berhampore, Murshidabad (Ujjwal Das)

 

Most populations of the Clamorous Reed Warbler are sedentary, but breeding birds in Pakistan, Afghanistan and north India are migratory, wintering in peninsular India and Sri Lanka. Photographed in Mangalajudi, Odisha (Aparna Mondal)

 

The Common Chiffchaff, or simply just called the Chiffchaff, is a widespread leaf warbler that breeds in open woodlands throughout northern and temperate Europe and the Palearctic. Photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh (Reitesh Khabia)

 

Crested Lark photographed at the Faridkot, Punjab, India (Gegan Bedi)

 

The Ethiopian Cisticola is found in South-central Africa. This cisticola may be called by its other common names, the Abyssinian Black-backed Cisticola and Winding Cisticola. Photographed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Amit Sharma)

 

The Graceful Prinia is a resident breeder in Northeast Africa and southern Asia, from Egypt and Somalia east to Pakistan and North India. In north India it is sometimes called the Streaked Wren-warbler. Photo taken at Guru Har Sahai, Punjab (Tushant Sachdeva)

 

Greenish Warbler photographed in Vythiri, Kerala, India (Uday Wandkar)

 

The Grey-breasted Prinia, also known as the Franklin’s Prinia, is a wren-warbler mainly found in warmer southern regions of the Old World. Photographed in Itaunja, Lucknow outskirts (Pankaj Kapoor)

 

The House Wren is found in from Canada to southernmost South America, and is thus the most widely distributed bird in the Americas (Jola Charlton)

 

The Hume’s Leaf Warbler, sometimes called Hume’s Warbler, is a small warbler which breeds in the mountains of inner Asia. It is a migratory species and it winters mainly in India. Photographed in Bhondsi, Gurgaon, India (Amit Sharma)

 

The Indian Bush Lark photographed in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India (Vikram Bahal)

 

The Jerdons Bushlark is a chunky brown bird with a short tail and a big, heavy bill. This bird inhabits open scrub and often perches on trees and wires. Photographed in Siruseri, Chennai (Muthuganesan Palanisamy)

 

Plain Prinia photographed in Chennai, Tamilnadu (Mohammed Ashraf)

 

The Puff Throated Babbler, sometimes called the Spotted Babbler, is found in scrub and moist forest mainly in hilly regions. Birds of this species forage in small groups on the forest floor, turning around leaf litter to find prey. Photographed in Ganesh Gudi, Karnataka, India (Vidya Vijay Kulkarni)

 

The Rufescent Prinia is found in Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent and southern Yunnan. Its preferred habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forest. Photographed in Selangor, Malaysia (Richard Chong)

 

The Rufous Tailed Lark is a ground living bird found in the drier open stony habitats of India and parts of Pakistan. Photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh (Reitesh Khabia)

 

The Sand Lark is found across the Gangetic plains, the sandy banks of the Indus, Brahmaputra, Irrawaddy and Chindwin Rivers. Photographed in Jamnanar, India (Kalyani Kapdi)

 

Scaly-breasted Munia photographed in Penang, Malaysia (Kelvin Low)

 

The Tree Pipit is a long-distance migratory bird species that migrate to Africa and southern Asia in Winter. Because of its small size, this pipit resembles the Meadow Pipit. It can be distinguished from the Meadow Pipit by its heavier bill and greater contrast between its buff breast and white belly. Photographed in Asansol, West Bengal, India (Ajoy Kumar Dawn)

 

Yellow-eyed Babbler photographed in Bangalore, Karnataka, India (Nagaraja Arkalgud)

 

The Zitting Cisticola is a widely distributed Old World warbler whose breeding range includes southern Europe, Africa (outside deserts and rainforest), and southern Asia down to northern Australia. Photographed in Kharagpur, West Bengal, India (Gargi Biswas)

 

Zitting Cisticolas are very small insectivorous birds, sometimes found in small groups. Photo taken in West Bengal India (Firdousi Ahmed)

 

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Edited by Abigail Ramudzuli, Campaign Manager