Top 25 birds of the week: March 2020

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #March, your pictures can create awareness about the variety and beauty of birds in our environment. Here we present the Top 25 photographs of the week. Enjoy!

A White-throated Kingfisher basking in the morning sunlight. Photographed at the Dhanauri Wetlands, Greater Noida, India (Sumit K Sum)

 

The Asian Barred Owlet is a species of true owl, resident in northern parts of the Indian Subcontinent. This photo was photographed at Dharamshala (H.P), India (Manish Ahuja)

 

The Black Bulbul is also known as the Himalayan Black Bulbul or the Asian Black Bulbul. There are a number of subspecies, mostly varying in the shade of the body plumage which ranges from grey to black, and some also occur in white-headed morphs. Photo taken in Sattal, Uttrakhand, India (Amandeep Singh)

 

Black-naped Monarch is a slim passerine bird found in the monarch family of flycatchers, these are in southern and south-eastern Asia. Photographed at Pune, India (Shashwat Mohapatra)

 

The Black Redstart is a widespread breeder in south and central Europe and Asia and north -west Africa, from Great Britain and Ireland south to Morocco, east to central China. Photographed at the Female Japanese Park, Delhi, India (Kartik)

 

Black-rumped Flameback photographed at Bangalore, Karnataka, India (Nagaraja Arkalgud)

 

The Black-rumped Flameback is a woodpecker found widely distributed in the Indian subcontinent. Photographed at the Harike Wetlands, India (Manish Ahuja)

 

Blue-throated Blue Flycatcher photographed at Kochi, Kerala (Partha Das)

 

Bluethroat Muscat photographed at Sultanate of Oman (Dr SS Suresh)

 

The Common Snipe is a small, stocky wader native to the Old World. It breeds in marshes, bogs, tundra and wet meadows throughout the Palearctic. Photographed at Indore, Madhya Pradesh (Reitesh Khabia)

 

The Common Tailorbird is a songbird found across tropical Asia. It is a common resident in urban gardens. Photographed at Baruipur, Kolkata, India (Soumyo Chatterjee)

 

Great horned owl, sometimes called the Tiger Owl, is a large owl native to the Americas. It is one of the extremely adaptable bird with a vast range and it is the most widely distributed true owl in the Americas. Photo taken at Oxnard CA. USA (Henser Villela)

 

Grey-winged blackbird photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (PS Bhandari)

 

Indochinese Blue Flycatcher is found from southern Myanmar and the Malay Peninsula to Indochina and northeastern Sumatra. It was previously considered conspecific with Tickel’s Blue Flycatcher. Photographed at Hulu Langat, Malaysia (Charith Fernando)

 

The Malabar-grey Hornbill is an endemic bird to the Western Ghats and associated hills of southern India. It is mainly found in dense forest and around rubber, arecanut or coffee plantations. Photographed in Kerala, India (Pradnya Paralkar)

 

The Orange-headed Thrush is a common bird in well-wooded areas of the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It is an omnivorous bird, eating a wide range of insects, earthworms and fruits. Photographed at Perak, Malaysia (Kelvin Low)

 

Rufous Treepie is native to the Indian Subcontinent and adjoining parts of Southeast Asia. Photographed at Rajkot, Gujarat, India (Dakshesh Ashra)

 

Rufous-collared Kingfisher photographed at Perak, Malaysia (Kelvin Low)

 

The Siberian Stonechat, also known as the Asian Stonechat, is a recently validated species of the Old World flycatcher family. This species breeds in temperate Asia and easternmost Europe and winters in the Old World tropics. Photographed at Faridkot, Punjab, India (Gagan Bedi)

 

The Spotted Owlet is a small owl which breeds in tropical Asia from mainland India to Southeast Asia. It is a common resident bird of open habitats including farmland and human habitation. Photographed at Nagpur, Maharashtra, India (Narendra Nikhare)

 

The Sri Lanka Frogmouth is a small frogmouth found in the Western Ghats of south India and Sri Lanka. Its plumage colouration resembles that of dried leaves and it roosts quietly on branches, making it difficult to see. Photographed at Thattekad, Kerala, India (Gargi Biswas)

 

The Streaked Laughingthrush is commonly found in the northern regions of the Indian Subcontinent and some adjoining areas, ranging across Afghanistan, Bhuatan, India, Nepal, Russia, Pakistan and Tajikistan. This photograph was taken at Chakki mod, Pradesh, India (Vijay Madan)

 

Whimbrel photographed at Chennai, Tamilnadu, India (Srivatsan Sathiyamoorthy)

 

The White-throated Laughingthrush is found in the northern regions of the Indian Subcontinent, primarily the Himalayas, and some adjoining and disjunct areas. Sattal, Uttrakhand, India (Amandeep Singh)

 

White-bellied Treepie photographed in Kerala, India (Pradnya Paralkar)

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